On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:31 -0500, Andrew Edwards <rid...@yahoo.com>
On 1/21/14, 6:02 PM, Jordi Sayol wrote:
El 21/01/14 23:29, Brad Anderson ha escrit:
#.###.~b# ==> 2.065.b1 // beta
#.###.~rc# ==> 2.065.rc1 // release candidate
#.###.0 ==> 2.065.0 // initial release
#.###.# ==> 2.065.1 // hotfix
On Debian, "2.065.rc1" is bigger than "2.065.0", so if
"dmd_2.065.rc1-0_amd64.deb" is installed and you try to upgrade to
"dmd_2.065.0-0_amd64.deb", system will answer something like "You have
installed a newer version".
No problem if these deb packages are for internal use and test, but not
for a public download.
$ dpkg --compare-versions "2.065.0" gt "2.065.rc1" && echo "Bigger" ||
echo "Not bigger"
Apparently the same problem exists on FreeBSD. The first solution that
comes to mind is to prefix the qualifiers for betas and release
candidates with a tilde. As such:
This solution works on both Ubuntu and FreeBSD but I'm not sure it is
the right one. Suggestions are welcomed.
I suggest to leave the naming convention alone, but to alter the deb
package id for the release candidates. It should not affect mainstream
users who only install released versions.