Re: Package Numbering
On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Christian Hudon wrote:
> On Apr 18, Tom Lees wrote
> > On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, [iso-8859-1] "Ole[iso-8859-1] Jrgen[iso-8859-1] Tetlie" wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > 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?
> > dpkg will handle this correctly. (It compares the "-" as a string, not
> > part of a number).
> Errm... No it won't. Unless dpkg suddenly believes that 0.86 <
Ah. I thought that the version numbering was going away from 0, i.e. 0,
-0.1, etc. Oh well, misunderstanding.
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