Subject: Re: Package version constraints.
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/09/1999 02:03:07
On 6 Nov 1999, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> While digging through for some tweaks I want to add, I
> discoveres that the README-generating bit (line 2083 or so) assumes
> that package versions start with a decimal digit. Is this a correct
> constraint, or a problem with the README-generating code? I couldn't
> find text that said one way or another in Packages.txt. 

This is correct.

> One package I maintain (hugs) currently has a package name of
> 'Hugs98-May1999', which violates that constraint, if indeed that's the
> way it's supposed to be.

I guess someone already suggested renaming it to hugs98-199905.

 - Hubert

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