[Gc] RE: GC version numbering

Petter Urkedal urkedal at nbi.dk
Mon May 21 14:06:34 PDT 2012

On 2012-05-21, Vitaly Magerya wrote:
> 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.

I don't doubt you can transform it, but the human side of it may be
equally important, as users sometimes will need to relate their package
version to a Git tag or to a version on a different OS.

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