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Re: Dash and dot in package version

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@debian.org> wrote:
> On lördagen den 16 maj 2009, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>> When adding a dfsg or whatever suffix, always use ~ to avoid problems like
>> the one Jan pointed out. So your version would be 2.2~rc3~dfsg1, and then
>> you bump to 2.2~rc3+hg123~dfsg1.
> However, that won't work if you have already uploaded e.g. version 1.2-3 of a
> package, and then somebody files a bug that the tarball contains some
> non-free file, and you'd like to upload 1.2~dfsg-1 to fix it without waiting
> for a new upstream release.

Yes, I agree with that (and also with
http://lintian.debian.org/tags/dfsg-version-with-period.html). dfsg it
is something that comes *after* the upstream release.


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