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Re: ~ in package versions

>>>>> "adam" == Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:

    adam> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Steve Langasek wrote:
    >> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 12:00:43AM +1000, Paul TBBle Hampson
    >> wrote: > I just wanted to confirm my recollection that now that
    >> stable has been released > with support for ~ in package
    >> versions in dpkg and apt, we can now use ~ in > package
    >> versions for upload to the Debian archive.
    >> > Is this right, or have I misremembered?
    >> It was that such package versions could not be used *before*
    >> sarge released, not that they would be supported immediately
    >> *after* the release; the change has not yet been made to make
    >> this possible for etch.

    adam> Namely, as you told me on irc, that dak uses ~ internally as
    adam> a separator; this obviously conflicts with dpkg's use of it
    adam> in versions.

    adam> So, to those wondering, this is more than just removing some
    adam> simple forbiddince check.  It also requires not just
    adam> completely allowing it; ~ can only be allowed for uploads
    adam> into testing and unstable.

    Well and then what is pending for it?

    - DAK support for it;
    - APT support?

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