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Re: m4_version_compare and new version numbering

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: m4_version_compare and new version numbering
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 17:34:43 +0100
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> * Jim Meyering wrote on Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 08:45:43AM CET:
>> An alternative is to change the format of the version string, like
>> git does.  s/-/./g.  They also prepend an alpha ('g') to the SHA1 part.
> A small data point: I recall Debian disliking '-' in version strings at
> one point in time, because they like to append their own package version
> with one or more hyphens.  Dunno how much that matters any more or at
> all, or if other distros do similar.

RPM disallows hyphens in version strings altogether.


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