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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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