[arch-general] Pacman behaviour comparing numerical versions for package upgrades

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 29 07:50:24 EDT 2012

Am 29.06.2012 07:50, schrieb Myra Nelson:
> I have a question about pacman's behaviour regarding packges to be updated.
> According to < $: man pacman >
> You can also use pacman -Su to upgrade all packages that are out of
> date. See Sync Options below. When upgrading, pacman performs version
> comparison to determine which packages need upgrading.

Dan once told me that pacman uses the same version comparing algorithm
that rpm uses (and deb probably uses the same). Just saying that we
didn't invent it, but it is de-facto standard.

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