Subject: Re: hyphen in package version
To: SUNAGAWA Keiki <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/22/1999 13:42:34
On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, SUNAGAWA Keiki wrote:
> Hubert> the php3-pgsql package is ok, as it doesn't contain
> Hubert> the '-` in the package's _version_, only in the
> Hubert> name.
> Okay, I got it. So such pkgs have no version number, is that
> right?

Eh, no. Sorry for being lazy, the full name is php3-pgsql-3.0.7, which
makes the package's name be "php3-pgsql" and the version be "3.0.7".

> Hubert> Can't we just merge these changes into the "main"
> Hubert> php3 package? I'd definitely prefer this to all
> Hubert> packges appearing a second (third...) time in a
> Hubert> localized version.
> I actually do that:-) If people don't mind some broat of
> binary size, I'll send-pr them after cleanup.  Once the
> target software become m17n-aware, we simply enable the
> feature in configure.

ok - i wouldn't mind if it's on by default, even, but someone else may
have an opinion here. (esp. I don't know how much bigger the binary will

 - Hubert
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