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Re: Versioning unversioned packages

Jonathan Perkin <> writes:

>> > 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?
> I like it, but one thing to be aware of is that it doesn't support the
> "foo>=0" style of DEPENDS as used by quite a few packages.

Arguably it does; foo >=0 is not true for an unreleased version before

But as Joerg says, use o this pattern seems like a bug.  Either there is
some version for which you need to be >=, or you just need it and
there's no need to give a >=.   So >=0 when there is not a released 0 is

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