[arch-general] pacman version string regex?

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 13:26:19 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 6:58 PM, clemens
fischer<ino-news at spotteswoode.dnsalias.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a regular expression describing the version comparison
> algorithm in pacman/lib/libalpm/package.c::alpm_pkg_vercmp()?
> I have a pacman wrapper (bash script) that needs to determine the
> package name to give to pacman given a directory name, because it is
> possible to give globs to filenames, but not to pacman.  I cannot use
> "pacman -[QS]s <string>", because sometimes I want to glob just package
> names, not descriptions.
> So basically I don't want the actual version comparison, only the
> removal of the version suffix including our release number.

Could you give an example of what you are trying to do?

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