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Re: versioning

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:19:15PM +0200 , Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> one of my packages, nbd, is in the archive now as version "nbd_14-1". This
> 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 process
> 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"?

RTFM :)) packaging-manual (or was it removed?) about epochs

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

<rmtZzz> The guy may know awk like the back of a dingo, too.

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