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Re: limits for package name and version (MBF alert: ... .deb filenames)

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On 2011-04-23, Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 03:06:39PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> I would like to see policy forbid the use of commit hashes in versions.
>> They aren't ordered,
> This seems like an odd reason to forbid them; should one also
> forbid strings such as 'pre', 'rc', 'lenny', 'squeeze' in version
> numbers also because they aren't ordered? Clearly they should only be
> used some way towards the right-hand end of the version number, with
> appropriate additional ordering hints before them, so that no
> false ordering is inferred, but that's a very different matter.

Given that wheezy will probably be the last version that's strictly
greater than lenny and squeeze we should switch to Debian version
numbers in the version instead of codenames post-squeeze.
(OTOH it needs to be greater than +squeeze then, so +debXY won't do.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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