Re: Understanding versioning.
On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:37:58 +0700, Sthu Deus wrote:
> Thank You for Your time and answer, Camaleón:
>>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.
> What does this mean? From other posts in the thread it is still not
> clear to me. If You can explain, please do so.
> Also what is epoch in this sense? I now time is measured in UNIX systems
> since the first system ran - it's obvious - a new great OS generation
> has started and till now rolls on. But what about the package epoch they
I think Henrique de Moraes already explained this quite well :-)
Although I was not aware of the inners, I was taking that number as a
kind of internal string to help packagers to control software versioning.