updating mksh, portmaster -a, pkg_version strangeness
tg at mirbsd.org
Thu Mar 1 22:48:26 UTC 2012
Doug Barton dixit:
>way that we test version strings R40 is greater than R40c. That's to
>accommodate the usual convention of having <number><letter> indicate a
Ouch. In MirPorts I used something like <number-1>.999 for this,
and Debian has the tilde which sorts before everything, which,
after some exposure to it, looks like the most sane concept.
>What I suspect the OP saw was a situation something like R30 evaluated
>to greater than R20b, then R40 evaluated to greater than R30*, but when
>R40c came out he was stuck in the default version test logic which
>caused his installed R40 to seem newer than R40c.
I guess so.
>nothing inherently wrong with minor version numbers. :) The meme of
>major versions introduce new features and minor versions are bug fixes
>is well understood, and very common.
Doesn’t fit here though… development is never something major
>Well hopefully miwi is paying attention to your excellent advice this
>time around. :)
//mirabilos, who’d like to hack more mksh but is short on hacking time
> Hi, does anyone sell openbsd stickers by themselves and not packaged
> with other products?
No, the only way I've seen them sold is for $40 with a free OpenBSD CD.
-- Haroon Khalid and Steve Shockley in gmane.os.openbsd.misc
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