On 11.09.2019 02:03, Greg Troxel wrote: > Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> writes: > >> Hello, >> upstream for geography/opencpn-plugin-watchdog changed, and there is >> now properly tagged releases. So I'd like to switch to new upstream >> and use release tags. But this would mean that the package version would >> go from 20190228 to 2.4.6. >> >> Won't the pkg tools think that 2.4.6 is older than 20190228 ? >> If so what's the best way to deal with this ? > > My vote is just to do this, and blame any manual work people have to do > on upstream. I supsect it's not a lot of total effort (pkg_delete, > pkg_add the new one, once) times not a lot of people, and that seems > better than baggage from some epoch scheme forever. > > A lesson, not really obvious, is that perhaps when there isn't a > release, the pkgsrc version should be > > 0.0.YYYYMMDD > > or something that's likely to be less than any released version. > EPOCH is still a missing feature in pkgsrc and it could handle this. It is required especially for binary packages and upgrades.
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