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Re: RFC changes in version numbering schemes
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: RFC changes in version numbering schemes
- From: Bernd Ahlers <bernd_(_at_)_ba-net_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 08:25:49 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Marc Matteo [Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 08:28:00PM -0800] wrote:
>How about something that RPM does (or used to do, it's been a while)
>is use an *internal* version number in cases like this. It's
>basically the same thing as the v* idea only it's hidden in the
>So in the gcc case instead of v0 gcc-3.3.6 would get "VINDEX=0" in
So you have to put this "VINDEX" into the package...
>This would have the same effect as the v* number but the end user
>wouldn't be faced with a potentially freakish gcc-3.3.6v0p3.
... but then you have to completely download each package to look inside.
That'll waste a lot of bandwidth for just looking inside and decide if
this package is newer than the installed one.