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Re: smaller than 0 but not negative (Re: question about "Conflicts:"

Patrick Lauer <patrick@gentoo.org> writes:
> On 05/04/12 00:14, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

>> So you don't support for instance 1.0~git20120503, then?  (the git
>> snapshot from today of what will become 1.0)

> What a weird idea.

> 1.0_pre20120503 maybe, but why package a snapshot like that when you can
> just have a "live" packages that checks out and builds from git directly
> ... (and have that updated whenever it tickles your fancy)

Usually because the maintainer has ported distribution-specific patches to
that version, has tested it, and has confirmed that it actually works.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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