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Re: Use of ~ in package versions

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[0] 5.6.11. `Version':

        The <upstream_version> may contain only alphanumerics[1] 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)


[0] version, 2003-08-19
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