On Tuesday, March 03, Dale Scheetz wrote > > Format: 1.5 > Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 19:02:48 -0500 > Source: glibc > Binary: timezones libc6 libc6-pic libc6-dbg locales libc6-doc libc6-dev > Architecture: source i386 all > Version: 2.0.7pre1-3 Ugh. There really should be something in the Policy Manual against using 'pre'. It doesn't seem to be a widely known fact, but according to dpkg: $dpkg --compare-versions 2.0.7pre-3 lt 2.0.7-4 || echo 'Uhoh... 2.0.7pre-4 > 2.0.7-5' Huhoh... 2.0.7pre-4 > 2.0.7-5 Well, I suppose one could use 'rel' instead of an epoch: $dpkg --compare-versions 2.0.7pre-3 lt 2.0.7rel-1 && echo Everything ok. Everything ok. But in the future, either dpkg should be changed to understand 'pre' correctly or people should be warned against it. Christian PS Replies to debian-policy...
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