cvs commit: ports/sysutils/pkg_install-devel Makefile distinfo

Jacques A. Vidrine nectar at
Fri Apr 16 10:38:59 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:17:16PM +0200, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 06:24:47PM -0700, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> >
> >> Introduce '*' as the lowest possible version number, so that
> >>   >=2.* <3.*
> >> matches all 2.X versions, even alpha.
> >
> >How is this different from  ` >=2.a <3.a ' ?
> It matches 2.a.b, does not match 3.a.b2

*scratches head*   I still don't see a difference.

   2.a <= 2.a.b < 3.a
   2.a <= 3.a   < 3.a.b2

> and is more similar to >=2.X than >= 2.a is. 

How so?  Maybe you mean to say that 2.a > 2.* ?
I find that rather confusing.

> Btw, at least for pkg_install-devel we have 2.pl0 < 2.a.

How did that become broken?  What does 2.pl0 even mean?  Do you have
an example?  I'm certain that is against our naming conventions.

I'm concerned because I have a function that converts a package
version into a 128 bit integer, such that if the package version A is
greater than package version B, then f(A) > f(B).  If the versioning
rules are being changed, I wanna know (and I'd also like to know why).

Jacques Vidrine / nectar at / jvidrine at / nectar at

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