Re: Is dpkg --compare-versions canonical?
Thanks for the confirmation!
martin f krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> also sprach Russ Allbery <email@example.com> [2005.08.23.1908 +0200]:
>> Is there a document anywhere outside of the dpkg source that explains
>> the algorithm for how version numbers are ordered by the archive
*sigh*. I'm sorry about that; I've read that several times but thought
something more complex was going on under the hood, since it didn't seem
to explain this case. I completely missed the following sentence:
| The lexical comparison is a comparison of ASCII values modified so that
| all the letters sort earlier than all the non-letters.
which does indeed entirely explain why "rc" sorts before ".".
Thank you for the kick in the right direction!
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>