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Re: Package versioning of software beta/pre versions

On Mon, 2001-10-01 at 14:26, Jérôme Marant wrote:
>   Example with icewm-1.0.9-pre2 (upstream versioning)
>   Until now, I've been using:
>   - 1.0.9 as the .orig tarball version
>   - 0pre2.1 as the Debian revision.
>   It works fine but I'm not happy with this since the .orig tarball
>   dos not contain the 'pre' status.
>   I tried 1.0.9-0pre2 as the upstream version but it doesn't work.
>   dpkg --compare-versions "1.0.9-0pre2-1" lt "1.0.9-1" is false
>   which is a normal behaviour.

i know is far from perfect, but you can use something like

Federico Di Gregorio
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