Re: Unusual version numbering systems
On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:51:19PM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> I have packaged a piece of software  which uses a version number
> system which is not compatible with Debian's ordering.
> The version numbers go like
> 4.2rc<n> -> 4.2~rc<n>
> (maybe 4.3)
> - persuade upstream to change the version numbering
Usually the best version, because most of the distributions have some
version comparision which will break on that versioning.
> - add an epoch each time a new major release comes out (but policy
> discourages this - see note at the bottom of 5.6.12)
Epochs are to fix errors made in the versioning, not to workaround
> - package 4.3, if/when it comes along, as 4.30 instead.
- Use your own scheme, you don't need to follow upstream if you have
reasons to do so.
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