Subject: Re: Why commands in the source tree don't have version?
To: Masao Uebayashi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 02/15/2001 12:38:40
>Then how should we deal with, say, /usr/bin/ssh which is imported from
>OpenSSH? The original version (2.3.x) is needed to leave? Or use only
>our version like 1.5.0.x? IMHO, original versions have less meaning in
>terms of making system consistent. (This is applied to pkgsrc, too.)
>...And, if we will have a version for /usr/bin/ssh, we may be able to
>specify versions on announcements, and any other documents...
i'm not sure what exactly the "version number" refers to, but
we must not change version number string appears on "telnet ::1 22".
the version number is used to identify protocol bugs, and if we change
it arbitrary we will lose interoperability with others.