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Re: Upload getting lost

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> Technically, this is not a dpkg-source but because dpkg (and APT) do
> not validate version numbers.  Some ISVs rely on this and they use
> forbidden characters in version strings ('_' seems to be quite common,
> for example).  And I suspect that there are no two programs in Debian
> which implement exactly the same version comparison algorithm, but
> this is a different story. 8-/

dpkg does verify the validity of version numbers. Maybe not to the
fullest limit of policy but there is a fair bit of checking.


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