Re: version number issue
On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 06:43:49PM -0500, christophe barb? wrote:
> I'm thinking about packaging gphoto2-2.0 beta4dev9 instead of beta3.
> How should I number my package to be able to provide later a beta4?
> gphoto2-2.0beta2 is in the archive today.
> So as already discuted here, I will use gphoto2-2.0beta4
> If I do something like 2.0beta4-0.dev9
> I should be able to do later 2.0beta4-1.0 ?
> Am I right ?
This may not work (and is probably not advisable if it does) because the
upstream version number is the same in both (2.0beta4). Hence, the upstream
tarball must have the same filename, md5sum, etc. This is an awkward
situation, and there have been many discussions on -devel about the best way
to do it (search the archives).
I don't like the way it looks, but I have used in the past:
Which should be read as "Release <oldupstream> plus prepatches for
not-yet-released <newupstream> up to patchlevel XX".