Subject: Re: 'pre' pkg numbers [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/19/2001 12:32:36
On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 10:28:33AM +0900, wrote:
> >> 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.

I have some versioning software which handles release candidates and
patch levels fine.

I'll announce it a bit better in a few days time.