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Re: [alpine-devel] APK version formats

From: Kiyoshi Aman <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:24:53 -0400

2012/4/6 Timo Teras <>:
> Alternative is that we change version to be just a 'display version';
> and keep the apk-tools version separate thing. I believe it was earlier
> suggested that we could just use the package source repository and
> build timestamp to decide which package is the preferred one. In this
> case we could just dump whatever garbage in the version field, ignore
> it, and figure out the preferred package from better fields.

Having a display version which can contain whatever would be ideal,
yes, provided it can be mapped to the internal version apk-tools
expects without causing problems.

Received on Fri Apr 06 2012 - 10:24:53 UTC