[Gc] RE: GC version numbering

Vitaly Magerya vmagerya at gmail.com
Mon May 21 09:49:22 PDT 2012

Ivan Maidanski <ivmai at mail.ru> wrote:
>> 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.

Right. What I meant to say was that however you'll name this tarball,
there will be a way to tag it inside the ports system so that it would
sort properly (e.g. 7.2_1 will likely be used instead of 7.2-rev-b),
so our sorting rules should not constrain you.

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