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Re: Is dpkg --compare-versions canonical?

also sprach Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> [2005.08.23.1908 +0200]:
> case, I wanted to double-check and be sure that dpkg --compare-versions is
> the canonical ordering for version numbers.  I'm pretty sure it is, but
> better safe than sorry to check.


> Is there a document anywhere outside of the dpkg source that explains the
> algorithm for how version numbers are ordered by the archive software?


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