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Re: Bug#51478: dpkg-dev: packages file built from first .deb found rather than latest version of .deb

On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, Steve Robbins wrote:

> The script dpkg-scanpackages from dpkg-dev exhibits a problem if the
> hierarchy scanned has multiple versions of the same package in it.  If
> the "binarydir" has foo.1.deb and foo.2.deb, dpkg-scanpackages just
> takes the first one found by "find".  Even if it is the older version.

I think it would be better to include both, but sort the newer one first
in the output, that gives maximum future flexability.


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