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Re: how do deal with versionless mercurial software ?

On Wednesday 02 October 2013 16:51:09 Dominik George wrote:
> >well, you proposed a version like 'hgXXXX'. if upstream switches to
> >git, you
> >can't use a version like 'gitYYYY' because it sorts before hg. I grant
> >you
> >that is easy to work around.
> If you deem it unlikely that two commits are made in the same day (which
> happens all the time), how likely is it that upstream switches VCSs and
> does an important commit on the same day?

that's not the issue. Try that:

dpkg --compare-versions 1.hg2012 '<=' 1.git2013 || echo 'false'

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