Re: dpkg --compare-versions
On Tue, Jun 01, 1999 at 06:28:36PM -0500, Michael Merten wrote:
> delete sharutils_1%3a4.2-10_i386.deb keep sharutils_4.2-9.deb
> The line for sharutils seems to indicate that the newer version will
> be deleted. dpkg -s sharutils says I have version 1:4.2-10 installed,
> so it would seem to have worked right atleast once...
looks like apt is saving the URL-encoded form of the filename.
%3a is character 0x3a, or ":".
i.e. "sharutils_1%3a4.2-10_i386.deb" is sharutils version 1:4.2-10
maybe you should convert it back by using sed in the pipeline:
v1= ... | sed -e 's/\%3a/:/g' | ....
v2= ... | sed -e 's/\%3a/:/g' | ....