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Re: Versioning unversioned packages

Am 18.06.2016 um 11:53 schrieb Ryo ONODERA:
> Hi,
> From: Gavan Fantom <>, Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:13:07 +0100
>> Hi folks,
>> Occasionally we have packages which are not derived from a specific
>> release upstream. Sometimes because the last release was a long time
>> ago and a newer, unreleased, version is needed to do anything useful,
>> and sometimes because upstream simply hasn't ever made releases and
>> just expects people to use the latest version from github.
>> But in pkgsrc we need a version number for every package. How do we
>> derive this version number in the case of packages where the author
>> has not supplied a version number, and we are just stating a revision
>> in github or similar?
> I prefer "pre" or "rc" described in pkgsrc/mk/help/ .
> For example, 0pre20160618.

Wow, this idea is so simple and effective that I'd like to document it
as the "official way" in the pkgsrc guide.

Any objections?


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