Re: The use of epoch in version
"Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thursday 28 January 2010 17:34:18 Ben Finney wrote:
> > [a version string starting with ‘1.2.4’] would give the impression
> > that the source being packaged was “really” version 1.2.4 in some
> > sense. I don't get the impression that's true here; the source is
> > still version 1.2.3, just packaged in a different way.
> I figures the ~repacked~1.2.3 was probably enough of a tip off.
> Doesn't matter to me.
I prefer it to be more obvious than that. If it's version 1.2.3, that
should be the start of the version, with addenda if needed.
> Yours sort of works:
> bss@rei:~% dpkg --compare-versions 1.2.3.ds1-1 lt 1.2.4; echo $?
> bss@rei:~% dpkg --compare-versions 1.2.3.ds1-1 lt 126.96.36.199; echo $?
> Russ Allbery's is probably best:
> bss@rei:~% dpkg --compare-versions 1.2.3+real1-1 lt 1.2.4; echo $?
> bss@rei:~% dpkg --compare-versions 1.2.3+real1-1 lt 188.8.131.52; echo $?
Agreed, the ‘+foo’ addendum style is best in this case.
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