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Re: PRE Version numbers

On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 09:55:15PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 09:36:46AM +0100, Tom Cato Amundsen wrote:
> > jabber is not a debian native package, so  the problem that
> > 1.4-0pre1 > 1.4 is not a big problem. You first real version should
> > be 1.4-1, not 1.4
> BUT, the upstream source will probably change if it is a pre-release
> 1.4 (rather than just a pre-release Debian package), and the new 
> dinstall does not allow the upstream source to change between Debian
> revisions (quite rightly IMHO).

But does katie (the new dinstall) check the versions of the
tarball, too or only the version of the debian packgae that's in
the .dsc file? If not, you could use the following versions:

    upstream-version debian-revision    version
        1.4-0pre1   -       1       = 1.4-0pre1-1
        1.4-0pre1   -       2       = 1.4-0pre1-2
        1.4-0pre2   -       1       = 1.4-0pre2-1
        1.4         -       1       = 1.4-1

According to hte packaging manual ch. 5, "dpkg will break the
upstream-version and debian-revision apart at the last hyphen in
the string."

Cold somebody who knows katie please comment if she will install
"jabber_1.4.orig.tar.gz" if "jabber_1.4-0pre1.orig.tar.gz" is

16                      Hard coded constant for amount of room allowed for
                        cache align and faster forwarding (tunable)

-- seen in /usr/src/linux-2.2.14/net/TUNABLE

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