Re: How does the pkg version syntax work?

From: Robert Clausecker <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 03:38:45 UTC
Hi Eugene,

That one does not actually really explain how the syntax works.
It gives a bunch of examples but does not systematically explains
how it works.  Additionally, the explanation is incomplete (e.g.
it's completely silent about how + works and the special cases for
letters in version numbers) and seems in one place even wrong
(according to pkg, a colon is interpreted like a period, but here
it says that it's ignored; but maybe ports mangling of version
numbers is different from how pkg does it).

So really, I wouldn't quite call this documentation.

Robert Clausecker

Am Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 10:18:17AM +0700 schrieb Eugene Grosbein:
> 15.07.2022 1:42, Robert Clausecker wrote:
> > The ports collection generates a PKGVERSION from the DISTVERSION or
> > PORTVERSION provided by the port.  This PKGVERSION is then used to
> > decide whether one package is newer or older than the other.
> > 
> > However, it seems to be poorly documented.
> Look for subsection 5.2.2. Versions, DISTVERSION or PORTVERSION

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