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Re: Dpkg and version numbering

>>>>> "JG" == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> writes:

    JG: On 12 Aug 1997, Milan Zamazal wrote:

    :: I have the following problem with dpkg version numbering:
    :: dpkg considers version numbers 2.01 and 2.1 being equal.  Yes,
    :: it is according to algorithm described in dpkg manual, but I'm
    :: not sure whether this is the best behaviour.

    JG: I would not recommend doing this, although it looks correct in
    JG: the case you gave, what about things like: 2.01.1 vs 2.1.1
    JG: Which is newer? It could become confusing to us humans..
Newer is 2.1 and I have no influence on the version numbering of the
original program (I'm not its author).  I think 2.1.1 is not a good
solution (maybe it could be some future version, or author could even
choose something like 2.1.01 :-), but 2.1.0 seems to be more safe.

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