RE: letters in upstream version numbers
On 26-Sep-2001 Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> Lintian gives errors when looking at a package with letters at the
> beginning of the upstream version number. Ch. 4 of policy indicates
> that the upstream version can't begin with a letter. However, it
> doesn't really indicate what should be done in case an upstream version
> does begin with letters. In the case of the latest iputils package, it
> is ss010824. Should I just drop the letters from the version number, or
> is there some other preferred way of making it comply with policy.
> It might be worth it to add some text to policy clarifying this issue.
A problem here is knowing what is the next version. Is it st010824? maybe
ss010825? I think a common solution is to put '0.' or '1.' in front of the