Re: Unusual version numbering systems
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:51:19PM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> The version numbers go like
> 4.2rc<n> -> 4.2~rc<n>
> (maybe 4.3)
> So, 4.12 and 4.21 are point releases, and break the ordering.
> I would now like to package 4.21, but I'm aware that this leads the way
> to problems for 4.3.
> As I see it there are three ways to fix this:
> - persuade upstream to change the version numbering
> - add an epoch each time a new major release comes out (but policy
> discourages this - see note at the bottom of 5.6.12)
> - package 4.3, if/when it comes along, as 4.30 instead.
You might also pack 4.21 as 4.2.1, or maybe 4.2.1.was.4.21 if you want to
have the original version number visible.