On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 08:04, Matthias Klose wrote: > The ~ character can be used in package versions > No it can't: Debian Policy 5.6.11. `Version': The <upstream_version> may contain only alphanumerics and the characters `.' `+' `-' `:' (full stop, plus, hyphen, colon) and should start with a digit. If there is no <debian_revision> then hyphens are not allowed; if there is no <epoch> then colons are not allowed. So although dpkg might support it, you're not actually permitted to use it until Policy is updated. (As I Understand Things) Scott  version 188.8.131.52, 2003-08-19 -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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