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Re: RFS: hatari

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:44:50PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> "Eike \"zyro\" Sauer" <eikes@cs.tu-berlin.de> schrieb:
> > This error means that his version is _newer_ than the one
> > lintian expects. So this is a lintian bug.
> > But 3.6.0 is not the most recent standard version anyway,
> > it's 3.6.1 now.

You don't need to include the final component.

5.6.10. `Standards-Version'

     The most recent version of the standards (the policy manual and
     associated texts) with which the package complies.

     The version number has four components: major and minor version number
     and major and minor patch level.  When the standards change in a way
     that requires every package to change the major number will be
     changed.  Significant changes that will require work in many packages
     will be signaled by a change to the minor number.  The major patch
     level will be changed for any change to the meaning of the standards,
     however small; the minor patch level will be changed when only
     cosmetic, typographical or other edits are made which neither change
     the meaning of the document nor affect the contents of packages.

     Thus only the first three components of the policy version are
     significant in the _Standards-Version_ control field, and so either
     these three components or the all four components may be specified.[1]

[1]  In the past, people specified the full version number in the
     Standards-Version field, for example "".  Since minor
     patch-level changes don't introduce new policy, it was thought it
     would be better to relax policy and only require the first 3
     components to be specified, in this example "2.3.0".  All four
     components may still be used if someone wishes to do so.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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