On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 19:28, Scott Talbert <s...@techie.net> wrote:
> Thanks.  As an aside, what does the tilde at the end of the version number
> mean?  I have seen that in control files before, but I've been unable to
> find anything in the documentation about it.

The tilde is to accommodate backports.

e.g. a backport of python-pytest-xdist might be versioned 1.29.0-1~bpo10+1
in that case, it would still be broken by (<< 1.29.0-1) without the tilde.

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