Re: Package Numbering
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On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, "OleJørgenTetlie" wrote:
> SmallEiffel (which I am packaging) uses negative version numbering.
> I assume dpkg can't handle that (it thinks -0.86 is later than -0.85,
> which it obviously isn't). The numbering is in the interval
> between -1 and 0. How should I map the version numbers to package
> numbers. My proposal is: n |-> n+1 , that is add one to the number.
> This maps version -1 (not released) to 0, and version -0 (the final)
> to 1, and preserving order inbetween. Is that OK?
As soon as our package system does not allow negative version numbers, I
can't think of a better solution. I would just suggest to add the real
negative version number at the end of the extended description in the
control file. for example "Note: This is based on SmallEiffel -0.85"
just to avoid confusion.
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