updating mksh, portmaster -a, pkg_version strangeness

Thorsten Glaser 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

Ah okay.

>accommodate the usual convention of having <number><letter> indicate a
>beta version.

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
any more.

>Well hopefully miwi is paying attention to your excellent advice this
>time around. :)

OK ;-)

//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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