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Re: [alpine-devel] APK version formats

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:26:52 +0200

On Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:15:19 -0400
Kiyoshi Aman <> wrote:

> 2012/4/6 Timo Teras <>:
> > So the question is with 1.2.3_01 versions if it's more trouble to
> > mangle them (to; 1.2.3_p01; or similar) without causing too
> > much trouble. Or if we should just accept 1.2.3_01 as-is. At least
> > it would not cause any problems to sort them properly.
> Personally, I think that manually mangling version numbers is
> inappropriate. In addition to the above proposal, I'd also like to
> recommend that apk-tools itself mangle oddball version numbers so the
> APKBUILD can always contain the true and correct version number.

If you have a good algorithm that works on every single strange version
scheme out there please let us know. I don't believe it is possible
even in theory.

In any case, we should not work on that now. We should fixing bugs
and test things for v2.4 release.


Received on Fri Apr 06 2012 - 16:26:52 UTC