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Re: 2008Q1 -> current: downgrade
>> For example, instead of going from "stgit-20080220" to "stgit-0.14.2"
>> one could go to "stgit-0.14.2,1", where the trailing ",1" means
>> "numbering has gone backwards once".
> We don't have the means to do that right now, and retrofitting it onto
> the ordering mechanism which we use right across pkgsrc would not be
> easy, simple or even desired (I don't know what the ,1 is meant to
> signify, even with your excellent explanation, and I don't see how
> this ordering even works).
`x:' (or postfix `,x') is assigned by package maintainer.
As far as I can understand this is not very hard to implement.
At least it is trivial for me to adopt wip/awk-pkgsrc-dewey :)
What things need to be changed for this feature?
dewey.c, bsd.pkg.mk (new variable like PKGREVISION) and pkg_chk.
> I'd be more inclined to use a different
> PKGBASE for the affected packages.
Additional component to PKGNAME to make a special ordering whould be
very nice feature.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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