Re: Upstream version with a hyphen?
On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 02:15:50AM +0100, Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> 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 18.104.22.168, 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.
What ambiguity? As long as the *Debian* version doesn't contain a
hyphen (which *is* forbidden by policy), there's no ambiguity at all.
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