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Re: of backports and dist-upgrade

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:25:57 +0200, S.Klein@pictura-dp.nl said:

> It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a
> lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.

True, but if you do automated updates, be careful - some of the Sarge
backports were later upgrade to post-Etch package versions, which caused
some problems for people who migrated Sarge->Etch some time after Etch's
release. (IMO, backports should NOT do that, but they did and, so far as I
know, they have not said they won't do the same in future).

Keith Edmunds

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