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Re: ~ in package versions

>>>>> "roberto" == Roberto C Sanchez <roberto@familiasanchez.net> writes:

    roberto> On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 04:47:39PM -0500, Adam Heath
    roberto> wrote:
    >> 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.
    >> Namely, as you told me on irc, that dak uses ~ internally as a
    >> separator; this obviously conflicts with dpkg's use of it in
    >> versions.
    >> So, to those wondering, this is more than just removing some
    >> simple forbiddince check.  It also requires not just completely
    >> allowing it; ~ can only be allowed for uploads into testing and
    >> unstable.

    roberto> Doesn't that also make backporting packages to Sarge (if
    roberto> they have ~ in the version) a bit more dicey?

    Yes. But this can be workarounded changing it's version. Let's
    take an example:

    1.0~pre1 -> 0.99+1.0pre1

    I don't see any problem on it.

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