On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 02:15 +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote: > On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 08:58:33PM -0400, Josh Huber wrote: > > I'm getting ready to upload a new version of crash (finally!), > > but I've run into a small problem. The upstream version > > includes a dash. (i.e. the current version looks like 3.8-2.1) > > > > Now, for a while I was going under the assumption that this was > > not okay, so I changed the version to 188.8.131.52, which worked > > great. > > > > I took a look in the policy manual, and I've been lead to > > believe that having a hyphen in the upstream version is okay: > > It is technically allowed. If you try to do it, you will discover that > it is a monumentally bad idea. The ambiguity makes it impossible for > tools to behave intelligently. > You're talking out of your anus. Upstream versions with hyphens work fine, only the last hyphen is removed to extract the Debian revision. I've maintained a package with one for ages and never tripped over a buggy tool. Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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