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Re: Dash and dot in package version

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
<bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> In that case +dfsg would be fine (.dfsg is problematic is upstream decides
> to release a 1.2.1), but you could change it to ~dfsg for the next upstream
> release.
> While there are always exceptions, I use the following guidelines:
> Reserve '.' and digits to upstream.  Use + as a decoration when it a a
> debian "addition" (e.g. pull from more recent VCS revision).  Use ~ as a
> decoration when it is a debian "removal" (e.g. DFSG cleaning).  '~alphaN',
> '~betaN' and '~rcN' conveniently sort the way they should, so you can use
> $next_upstream_version followed by them or just treat them like VCS
> snapshots.

Makes sense,

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