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Re: packages newer in Ubuntu than in Debian (reduced false positives)

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 02:39:27PM +0200, Eric Lavarde wrote:
> Hello Bart,
> is there some kind of agreement between Debian and Ubuntu concerning the 
> distribution part of the version?

The scheme is described here:


which is linked, along with other pertinent information for Debian
developers, from here:


> I ask this because you seem to assume that:
> 	X.Y.Z-K (Debian) << X.Y.Z-L (Ubuntu)

If K < L, yes, this is true.

> 	X.Y.Z-K (Debian) << X.Y.Z-KubuntuA (Ubuntu)

This should always be true as well.

It is sometimes possible that A.B.D-1 is "older" than A.B.C-2ubuntu1 (where
Ubuntu has continued to patch an older version due to a freeze), but for
purposes of identifying out-of-date packages, the above should be reasonable

 - mdz

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