Subject: Re: 'pre' pkg numbers [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/17/2001 10:28:33
>> Modified Files:
>> 	pkgsrc/net/bind9: Makefile
>> 	pkgsrc/net/bind9/files: md5
>> Log Message:
>> upgrade to 9.1.1rc5 (version # is to prevent going backward)
>This looks like a very good way to me to handle "rc" (pre, alpha, beta,
>...) revisions!

	this is not universally usable however - for example, we cannot use
	this technique for 9.2.0rc1 - it must be numbered like or
	9.1.x.1 (where x is the largest possible existing version)
	also, if the original distribution decides to have "real" 4-digit
	versions like, we will be in trouble.