On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 09:02:54PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote: > > $ dpkg --compare-versions '1.4-0pre2-1' '<<' '1.4-1'; echo $? > > 1 > > > > Apparently dpkg treats 1.4-0pre2-1 as greater than 1.4-1, so this > > wouldn't work... > > I guess, 1.4-0.pre2-1 would be the solution... > It doesn't look that nice, but it is what it is. *sigh* $ dpkg --compare-versions 1.4-0pre2-1 lt 1.4-1 && echo true || echo false false Not to mention that cvs-buildpackage REALLY doesn't like this. > Also some people seem to use > > 1.3+1.4pre2-1 etc. > > This seems to work too... Yes, this works. And it is currently the only thing that does. > It'd be nice if there was something in the developers > manual because this discussion seems to come up in debian-devel > from time to time. Based on the number of suggestions that I've seen that don't even survive the dpkg --compare-versions test, clearly SOMETHING needs doing because at the moment I would surmise that if this list is any indication, half the project doesn't know how to do it. I certainly hope this is a case of silent majority, who does know what works and what doesn't. -- Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Free software developer For every vision there is an equal and opposite revision.
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