Re: Upstream version with a hyphen?
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 02:15:50 +0100, Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> said:
> 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.
And what tools may these be?
The trouble with being punctual is that people think you have nothing
more important to do.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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