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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arbitrary version names

From: Robin Green
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arbitrary version names
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 11:53:48 +0100
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On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 10:58:03AM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like this was previously discussed

Yes, FAQ.

> but I don't know whether
> there are plans to allow this.

No. Arbitrary version strings are not allowed because the purpose of
arch versions is that they should have a well-defined total order
for sorting. It is impossible to sort arbitrary version strings

If you want version strings that don't meet the arch pattern, simply
use tags or configs. There was some talk of "blessing" a standard way
to mark arbitrary version strings in future - I hope this happens -
but right now there is no standard way of doing it.


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