Re: glibc_2.0.7pre1-3 uploaded to master
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On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Christian Hudon wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 03, Dale Scheetz wrote
> > Format: 1.5
> > Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 19:02:48 -0500
> > Source: glibc
> > Binary: timezones libc6 libc6-pic libc6-dbg locales libc6-doc libc6-dev
> > Architecture: source i386 all
> > Version: 2.0.7pre1-3
> Ugh. There really should be something in the Policy Manual against using
> 'pre'. It doesn't seem to be a widely known fact, but according to dpkg:
> $dpkg --compare-versions 2.0.7pre-3 lt 2.0.7-4 || echo 'Uhoh... 2.0.7pre-4 > 2.0.7-5'
> Huhoh... 2.0.7pre-4 > 2.0.7-5
Yes, this is explained in the packaging manual, chapter 5, "Version numbering".
The interesting paragraph is this:
If an upstream package has problematic version numbers they should be
converted to a sane form for use in the Version field.
...which is what has not been done in this case.
However, I, for one, would prefer having to install once glibc 2.0.7 by
hand than having this "rel" thing in the frozen or stable hamm.
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