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Re: Complex package version

Stephen Borrill schrieb:
> I've packaged up a svn snapshot of a development branch of vic (see
> mbone/vic). The existing (ancient) version is plain 2.8, but this one's
> 2.8ucl1.4.0beta-r4337M. The ucl suffix is because UCL took over
> development of the original LBL code and had their own release numbers.
> The r4337M is because it's a svn snapshot of a branch.
> It's not clear to me what to use for PKGNAME that will deal with
> versioning here. I'm thinking of vic-devel- (or with 4337
> replaced by the snapshot date 20081212).

I think you should keep the "beta" string and use the SVN version
instead of the date. That is, you write vic-devel-,
which will be encoded internally to


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