Re: Adding epoch to kworkflow package to correct a wrong upstream version
Lintian already does some special handling for the initial release
(like checking the closure of an ITP bug), this check could happen there.
Le dim. 12 mars 2023 à 19:06, IOhannes m zmölnig <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit :
> >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)