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Re: binary NMUs and version numbers

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) [041126 00:55]:
> 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.

Well, if you strip the suffix epoch before going into the comparison,
the same routine could be used for the actual comparison.

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