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Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?

From: Ian Jackson
Subject: Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:16:17 +0100

Jim Meyering writes ("Re: willing to contribute verrevcmp to gnulib?"):
> Depending on the code: GPL, LGPL, LGPLv2+.
> For this function, LGPL or LGPLv2+ would be appropriate,
> since it's intended to replace glibc's strverscmp.

Right.  I hereby permit, insofar as I am able, the relicensing of
dpkg's lib/vercmp.c, as LGPLv2+.

The copy of the verrevcmp function (which is the one I think you
probably want as you probably don't want the epoch and revision stuff
which is rather Debian-package-specific) in dpkg 1.13.25 appears to
have been rewritten.  I don't remember rewriting it so I presume that
the new implementation (the one currently in use) was written by
someone else.

Probably it was written by whoever did the `~' support.  dpkg's git
history should say.


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