Re: Bug#322359: gnats: FTBFS: unpacking fails - Please do not use a version number ending with '-0'
Andreas Jochens <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 05-Aug-10 07:05, Chad Walstrom wrote:
> > reassign 322359 dpkg 1.13.10
> > Andreas Jochens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > This is because the new dpkg does not accept a version ending with '-0'.
> > Well then. Wouldn't that be a bug with dpkg? ;-)
> I understand that this was changed intentionally.
> Policy seems to require that the numbers start with '-1'.
Require is hardly true. If I recall correctly, and perhaps I'm a
geezer in this respect, policy recommends that debian package numbers
start with -1. It doesn't require that they do. In fact, tools have
been designed to accommodate both 0 and 1 as the initial version. We
do live in a computer world where ordinal numbers are a rule, not an
If the debian-policy makers enforce the no "-0" rule, I will upload a
new version. But until I'm told otherwise, I'll continue to use "-0"
as my initial package versions.
Chad Walstrom <email@example.com> http://www.wookimus.net/
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