Incorrect version comparison

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Apr 4 19:34:44 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 09:10:21PM +0200, Marcus Ahlberg wrote:
> My daily cronscript reported this morning that there was a new  
> version of ruby+pthreads:
> ruby+pthreads-,1            <   needs updating (index has  
> 1.8.6,1)
> However, when I was about to upgrade it, it didn't appear in the list  
> of outdated ports. Instead I saw this output from portversion:
> ruby+pthreads-,1    >  succeeds port (port has 1.8.6)
> It appears that (1.8.6,1) has been replaced by (1.8.6) during the day  
> and this has inaccurately taged my (1.8.5)-installation as newer than  
> the one in ports. What might be the cause of this?

Someone mistakenly dropped the portepoch from the port?


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