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Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version

The following reply was made to PR pkg/47418; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:23:35 +0000

 On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 08:40:06AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
  >  [...]
  >  There have been calls/attempts to systematize all this
 ...but I meant to note, the actual *version number*, that is, the part
 to the right of the last -, is supposed to be the same as upstream.
 There's a small handful of badly behaved packages where this is only
 partially true (most notably ffmpeg) and some upstream versions get
 canonicalized somewhat in pkgsrc (e.g. 3.5d -> 3.5.4 kinds of things)
 but in general the version number part is a safe guide.
 David A. Holland

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