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Bug#205960: Version comparing and ~

Previously Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Are you sure that it actually worked in 0.5.5?  Nothing has changed in that
> area since then, and I just tested with apt and 3.0~rc1-1 compares
> greater than 3.0-1 there as well.

>From the changelog:

apt (0.5.5) unstable; urgency=low

  * New deb version compare function, that has no integer limits, and
    supports pre-versions using ~.  Code ported from dpkg.

If that change went missing it should definitely be restored.


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