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Bug#246961: marked as done (Surprising version comparison result)



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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.21
Severity: normal

$ dpkg --compare-versions 1.1 lt 11 && echo yes
yes
$ dpkg --compare-versions 1.a lt 1a && echo yes
$ dpkg --compare-versions 1a lt 1.a && echo yes
yes

Why is version 1a less than 1.a?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (700, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25
Locale: LANG=en_IE@euro, LC_CTYPE=en_IE@euro

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                     1.10.20      a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-12 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

-- no debconf information

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Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:52:37 +0100
From: Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org>
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Subject: Re: Bug#246961: Surprising version comparison result
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On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 04:52:45PM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.10.21
> Severity: normal
>=20
> $ dpkg --compare-versions 1.1 lt 11 && echo yes
> yes

1 < 11, stop

> $ dpkg --compare-versions 1.a lt 1a && echo yes

1 =3D=3D 1, continue
chr('.') -> 46=20
!isalpha('.') -> 46 + 256 -> 302
chr('a') -> 97
302 > 97, stop

> Why is version 1a less than 1.a?

Consider yourself de-surprised.

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