Subject: Re: DEPENDS: -* or -[0-9]*
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2000 16:04:25
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
: For wildcard depends we tend to use -*, except when we know of
: a problem (such as ghostscript-* matching ghostscript-x11).
: This leaves problems 'lying in wait' for later package changes.
: For consistency, and to avoid such problems should we replace -*
: with -[0-9]* everywhere?
This sounds like a good idea to me. AFAIK, all versions start with a digit,
at least, and this might not prevent, but will at least reduce possible
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