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Re: How do I solve messed up package version numbers?

On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 10:00:23AM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> $ dpkg --compare-versions 1:7.0-0.beta5.2 gt 7.0-0.beta3-1 || echo bad 
> $ dpkg --compare-versions 7.1-1 gt 1:7.0-0.beta5.2  || echo bad
> bad
> $ dpkg --compare-versions 8.1-1 gt 1:7.0-0.beta5.2  || echo bad
> bad

This is expected. Once you use an epoch, you have to stick with it.

But as other messages in the thread suggest, you won't need an epoch after
all, which is better.

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