what if the upstream version contains hyphens?
I intend to package gnuplotfortran whose upstream is available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuplotfortran .The upstream released
sources whose version is 0.2.2-1 .
My questions are
1) What would be the corresponding Debian version? Should it be
0.2.2-1-1 or should i pretend the upstream's version is 0.2.2.1 and name
the debian version to be 0.2.2.1-1?
2) should I ask the upstream to restrict their versioning scheme to dots
and leave of hyphens to package maintainers? Will this raise problems
for the maintainer (say from other Linux distributions' maintainers?)
3) Are there any other packages which have/had this problem previously?
How is/was it solved?
The maint-guide currently is silent about this problem. But if there is
some other documentation available which helps in this regard, I will be
happy to read it.
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE