Thijs Kinkhorst wrote: > On Tue, January 3, 2006 09:47, Gregor Richards wrote: > > I updated the package to 1.0.0. The version compare algorithm doesn't > > like it ... it thinks that 1.0.0 is less than 1.0.0rc5 ... but that's not > > how release candidates work :) > > That's indeed a caveat on the Debian version compare algorithm. When > you're packaging a release candidate, you normally should watch out for > adding 'rcN' to the version to avoid being able to update it to the real > version later. > > What's done commonly is something like this: 0.9.9+1.0.0rc5, or for a > higher version: 2.4.3+2.4.4rc1. I believe this practice has been obsolete since the release of sarge. dpkg now considers "~" to sort before anything, even a null string, so you can use e.g. "1.0.0~rc5". Ben. -- Ben Hutchings I say we take off; nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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