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Re: Adding epoch to kworkflow package to correct a wrong upstream version

Am 12. März 2023 15:58:00 MEZ schrieb Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>:
>On Sun, 12 Mar 2023 at 09:15:35 +0100, Tobias Frost wrote:
>> > Version 20191112-1.2 was created because the upstream had no official
>> > release at that time; for this reason, the 20191112-1.2 was created and
>> > named based on a date.
>In future, please use a lower version number when packaging unreleased
>software. A version starting with an 8-digit date is almost guaranteed
>to compare greater than whatever upstream eventually chooses, 

Could lintian warn when a date based version is used?
(I haven't checked how many upstreams use date-based versions intentionally and fully aware of the consequences, but I think the problem appears mostly if upstream does not do any formal releases at all, so the package maintainer concocts some arbitrary version number on their own)


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