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Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version
The following reply was made to PR pkg/47418; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:23:35 +0000
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 08:40:06AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> There have been calls/attempts to systematize all this
...but I meant to note, the actual *version number*, that is, the part
to the right of the last -, is supposed to be the same as upstream.
There's a small handful of badly behaved packages where this is only
partially true (most notably ffmpeg) and some upstream versions get
canonicalized somewhat in pkgsrc (e.g. 3.5d -> 3.5.4 kinds of things)
but in general the version number part is a safe guide.
David A. Holland
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