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Re: binary NMUs and version numbers

On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 05:24:58PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> I'd actually go out on a limb and suggest that if we introduce a "less
> than everything but null" operator such as ^, and policy it for
> Binary-Only NMUs, that:

>  2) Everything after the operator, including the operator itself be
>     stripped during version comparisons.

>     e.g. 1.2-1^1 == 1.2-1

Wouldn't this make automatic upgrades to binary NMUs cumbersome?  You'd need
a separate version comparison routine for deciding whether to upgrade the
package, than for deciding whether package relationships are satisfied.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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