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Re: 2008Q1 -> current: downgrade
> if the version number travels backwards (version number being
> dewey decimal, not numbers alphabetically-sorted), we will
> change the PKGBASE number.
> A worked example: wibble-2.03 is in pkgsrc. It gets taken
> over by a new maintainer, who changes the version number to
> 1.0, to denote the new regime. The new version in pkgsrc is
> given the name wibble1-1.0.
Both these variants break binary upgrades because SUPERCEDES
functionality is not implemented in pkgsrc.
> This is much less intrusive and annoying than having a separate
> PKG_EPOCH value.
No :-( Epoch approach is widely used and well-known in other packaging
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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