Subject: Re: how to handle non-successive package versions ?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/24/2005 11:17:28
On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 01:19:28AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, J Chapman Flack wrote:
> >Maybe the question was better stated, won't this numbering scheme confuse
> >deweycmp() (pkgtools/pkg_install/files/lib/str.c) and/or possibly anything
> >that relies on the findbestmatch / lsbest funtionality of pkg_admin and
> >friends?  maybe there /is/ a serious question here.
> Yes they will be confused, and yes, that is a serious question.
> Kick the author for doing that nonsense in the first place (write him 
> mail to make 2.0 his next version so things work out for anyone),
> there's little we can do in the pkg tools to work around such nonsense.

I e-mailed the author already.  There is a good point, but still, it's an
assumption of pkgsrc that DISTNAMEs have ordered names.  If there is no way
to get around this, there should be, IMO.