Am Freitag, den 09.08.2019, 20:05 +0200 schrieb Graham Inggs: > 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.
The general meaning of the tilde is that it's lower then the empty string. So that 1.0-1 is considered newer then 1.0-1~foo