Re: Understanding versioning.
On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:38:32 +0700, Sthu Deus wrote:
> When I see this aptitude note:
> [UPGRADE] libavcodec52 5:0.6.1+svn20101128-0.2squeeze2 -> 5:0.7.7-0.0
> how do I interpret number "5:" in "5:0.6.1"?
The version number of a package. The format is: [epoch:]upstream_version[-
The three components here are:
This is a single (generally small) unsigned integer. It may be omitted,
in which case zero is assumed. If it is omitted then the upstream_version
may not contain any colons.
It is provided to allow mistakes in the version numbers of older versions
of a package, and also a package's previous version numbering schemes, to
be left behind.