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Bug#620566: dpkg: "version number does not start with digit" is in contrast to policy


On Mon, 04 Apr 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > 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.

We have no upstream with such versions currently in Debian. I don't really
see the point of your objection. There's no supplementary work involved in

I doubt we'll ever have to mangle the version name to satisfy the
constraint but even if we have to, it's trivial to add a leading 0.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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