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Re: versioning

On 06/14/2001 02:19:15 PM Wouter Verhelst wrote:

>> one of my packages, nbd, is in the archive now as version "nbd_14-1".
>> version is derived from the filename of the upstream tarball, which is
>> "nbd.14.tar.gz", as downloaded from his personal page at a university.
>> However, upstream has changed to using sourceforge now, and in the
>> changed his versioning system. Right now, the upstream version is
>> "1.2". Which, of course, will not reach the archive -- or even if it
>> _would_ reach the archive, I doubt dpkg will accept it as "newer".
>> What should I do to handle this "the right way"?

Best guess, from packaging manual version 1999-11-22 (yes, I know
its old and out of date) section 5. "version numbering".

Select a small integer number for an epoch.  If there was none in the past,
I assume "1" would be sufficient.

Good Luck!

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