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

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 10:28:07PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> In this sense, most reasonable solution seems to me
>   0.YYMMDD
> This way, when ever upstream decide to release package with sane
> versioning (usually bigger than 1.) within 8 chars and we can continue
> without epoch.  But this is not documented anywhere.

Why assume the first version will be >= 1.x?  It's not uncommon to use
0.x.  Using 0~YYMMDD seems a safer option to reduce the chance of
needing an epoch if/when upstream starts using actual version numbers.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan@debian.org>

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