[Rpm-ecosystem] Special meaning of "+" (?) separator
jantill at redhat.com
Wed Sep 14 13:34:08 UTC 2016
On Wed, 2016-09-14 at 14:27 +0200, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com>
> > Why not stick the "git" in the front?
> > >
> > > 1.0+git20160101 < 1.0.rc1
> > Why is this a problem? For RCs you need to use ~ anyway, because
> > otherwise
> > 1.0.rc1 > 1.0:
> RCs was just example (probably bad example). if we use `git` before
> date we just lucky that letters are sorted before numbers:
> 1.0.git20160101 < 1.0.1
> But idea was to have something which will be higher than "base"
> version, but less than anything else.
But putting git at the front does that, people/projects don't have
versions like 1.0.<text> ... so I can't think of any examples where it
will break down. Having a quick look through the packages with "*git*"
and what other versions they have should be a good check if you are
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