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Re: Is dpkg --compare-versions canonical?

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:

> * Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu) [050823 22:58]:
>> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
>> > It is out of date since it does not explain ~ yet. Maybe, if you have
>> > the time and since you just looked at the matter closely anyway, you
>> > could draw up a few lines and send a patch?
>> I'm certainly willing to do so, but I thought that policy wasn't ready to
>> change yet.  Wasn't it waiting on implementation of that feature in dak,
>> which is currently using ~ internally for something else?
> There is no reason to not update policy right now, as long as we add a
> footnote that ~ cannot be used in uploads until dak is fixed.

And a patch for it was already included on dak package, IIRC. It only
need to be include on the code used on Debian servers.

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