On Jan 12, 2011, at 1:21 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 05:28:54PM +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
while packaging gmerlin-avdecoder i noticed a slight problem with the
it used to be libgmerlin-dev (>= 1.0.0)
but since gmerlin has to be repackaged (to be dfsg compliant), the
actually installed version is 1.0.0~dfsg-1

now i don't understand, why >=1.0.0 is not satisfied with 1.0.0~dfsg-1

everything works fine, if i build-depend on (>= 1.0.0~dfsg)

am i missing something?

and if gmerlin makes a bugfix release that gets rid of the dfsg
problems, so we will be able to create libgmerlin-dev_1.0.1-1, will
(>=1.0.0~dfsg) be satisfied?

The special char ~ means "just below" in Debian-version-speak.

So it makes good sens that a dependency on >=1.0.0 is not satisfied by
=1.0.0~anything-at-all, and that is "just below" 1.0.0.

Hope that helps.

I think you could Build-Dep on (>= 1.0.0~) just to be safe. That'd be the lowest version of 1.0.0 with a tilde version as far as I understand it.



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