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

["Followup-To:" nach gmane.linux.debian.devel.general gesetzt.]
Philipp Kern <trash@philkern.de> schrieb:
> ["Followup-To:" header set to gmane.linux.debian.devel.general.]
> 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.)

Maybe +rXY as in r for release?


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