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Re: package version numbering change

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 08:03:22PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer <> 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.

Actually pkg_add -u will update from 20190228 to 2.4.6.
But pkgin ug will not (I just tried).

So I'm going to commit the update with 2.4.6 as version number.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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