Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 01:37:04AM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Mario ÄaniÄ wrote:
>>> Dear users, developers, contributors, and everyone else,
>> Some comments from the Debian maintainer of libnl and contributor of the
>> Debian-Utopia project:
>>> libnl, a dependency of n-m 0.6 (by Tom Parker)
>> Upstream chose to use a broken versioning scheme:
>> dpkg --compare-versions "1.0" "<" "1.0-pre5" && echo "Strange"
>> So I'd suggest to use a version number like 0.99+1.0-pre5 for a smooth
>> upgrade path to the final 1.0 release.
> The '~' character is used in package version numbers to allow them to
> correspond closely to upstream notation while still comparing in the
> expected way.
I remebered something like that and at first tried ~ but then lintian
complained loudly (bad-version-number).
I also couldn't find a package in the archive which actually used ~.
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?
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