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Re: Understanding versioning.

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:


>> What does that non-sensical sounding explanation mean?  Its not as if
>> it is explained at the URL cited.
> It is a version override.  For an epoch of "n", *any* version without an epoch
> or with an epoch that is lower than "n" will be considered *older*.
> So 5:0.0.1 is NEWER than 1000000000.2.3, or than 1:9.1.4.


Javier Barroso <javibarroso@gmail.com> writes:


> Hi,
> bash-completion has a clear example of use:
> See /usr/share/doc/bash-completion/changelog.Debian.gz
> After bash-completion (20080705) version the next version is 1.0, so
> epoch had to be used
> busybox has another example (developper simply upload an package with
> incorrect version):
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=97290
> You can have fun time investigating which packages you have installed
> has epoch in their version and why they have it, running attached perl
> script ( I was boring this night ...)

(I'll be stealing off that for a while... hehe).
Ok, that all clears things up very nicely.
Thank you both for taking time to clue me in.

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