Re: Upload getting lost
On 14 Apr 2006, Florian Weimer spake thusly:
> * Manoj Srivastava:
>> Not quite correct. Policy has the job of docmenting what is
>> technically correct, and selecting one of a number of equally
>> viable technical options where numerous possibilities exist. The
>> primary purpose of policy is to ensure that diverse packages under
>> different maintainers can be seamlessly integrated.
> But the current specification has failed us in this regard. It
> seems that every developer who reads the version specification in
> the policy interprets it differently. We have at least four
> slightly different version comparison algorithms in the archive.
The version specification seems pretty precise to me. I am
surprised that implementations of such strong specifications would
vary quite so much, perhaps some more experienced coder can have a
look and fix the bugs in the implementations you mention?
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