Wichert Akkerman writes ("weird version compare"): > Is this correct: ? > > dpkg - warning: downgrading x11amp from 0.9-alpha1-1.1 to 0.9a3-2. > > I'ld say it is actually an upgrade, but dpkg doesn't agree with me.. Yes, I think it's correct. Letters in version numbers sort before nonletters, so `a3' precedes `-alpha1'. See the dpkg programmers' manual. The version number format should have been retained from one version to the next. Ian.