On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 02:23:25AM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote: > Raphael Hertzog wrote: > > On Sun, 03 Apr 2011, Russ Allbery wrote: > > >> My inclination is to second this, but I want to make sure that we've > >> answered your and Julien's objections first. > > > > And for complete reference, dpkg accepts those version in > > /var/lib/dpkg/status (so that dpkg still works for users with affected > > packages installed) but will not a accept to install a .deb with a bad > > version anymore. > > One possibility would be to mandate in policy that: > > 1. upstream_version must start with a digit; Unfortunately, we cannot force upstream to use a version that start by a digit, We would need to document a mangling process for upstream version that start by a letter. I really fail to see the motivation for this change in dpkg. So far, I am objecting to the change as it is. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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