Re[2]: [Gc] RE: GC version numbering

Ivan Maidanski ivmai at mail.ru
Mon May 21 08:13:15 PDT 2012


Hi Vitaly,

Mon, 21 May 2012 15:22:05 +0300 Vitaly Magerya <vmagerya at gmail.com>:
> Petter Urkedal wrote:
> > On 2012-05-20, Ivan Maidanski wrote:
> >> Like this (and name tarball as gc-7.2-rev-b.tar.gz), right?
> > 
> > I think it would be nice if the tar revisions are also valid revisions
> > for common packaging systems.  E.g. RPM uses the dash to separate the
> > software version from the package revision (which indicates patches and
> > changes to packaging).  I think gc-7.2b is ok from RPM's point of view,
> > but I'm not sure how it sorts compared to gc-7.2.1.
> 
> For what it's worth, FreeBSD ports don't allow dashes in versions,
> and 7.2b sorts higher than 7.2.1 (7.2.b < 7.2.b1 < 7.2 < 7.2.1 < 7.2b
> < 7.2b.1). In any case, we don't rely on tarball names to be properly
> sorted according to the ports rules, so it's not inconvenient either
> way.

In exactly this case (i.e. if the version will not be updated in configure and config.h), you would have to rely only on tarball names.

Regards,
Ivan Maidanski



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