Re: Versioning question
On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 01:17:52PM -0500, Stephen Gran wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Michael Koch said:
> > On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 12:55:33PM -0500, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > This may be a simple thing that has been solved many times before, but I
> > > am apparently being stupid about it. I am packaging the newest release
> > > of one of my packages, and I am having some trouble ensuring
> > > upgradeability.
> > >
> > > The version for this release is 0.70-rc, and upstream says the next
> > > release will be 0.70. The obvious problem is:
> > > steve@gashuffer:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 0.70-rc-1 lt 0.70-1 && echo yes
> > > steve@gashuffer:~$
> > >
> > > That won't upgrade, so I need some hack to do it. I could go with
> > > something like 0.70-0rc1, but then I have to change the name of the
> > > upstream tarball as well to a version that it really isn't, correct?
> > > Anybody already faced this problem and come up with a reasonable
> > > solution?
> > You could use 0.70-release-1 (or 0.70-rel1).
> steve@gashuffer:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 0.70-release-1 lt 0.70-1 && echo yes
> steve@gashuffer:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 0.70-rel1 lt 0.70-1 && echo yes
Do you search a version for the RC package or the RELEASE package ?
If you search for the RC why is 0.70-0rc1 not working ?