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Re: Unusual version numbering systems


Dne Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:51:19 +0100
Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li> napsal(a):

> 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 can also use 4.2.1 instead of 4.21. Also confusing but maybe a bit
less than using 4.30. I would try first to talk to upstream, because
most distributions will have same issue.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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