[aur-general] Standardized CPAN Package Versions

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 10 18:20:18 EST 2011

On 02/07/2011 03:36 AM, Xyne wrote:
> Justin Davis wrote:
>> Could you give real-life examples? I have not seen a case where CPAN
>> is confused by that. You seem to be saying that the packagers are at
>> fault here but I always blamed the CPAN module authors. From what I
>> remember, the biggest problem is when changing the number of digits.
>> For example, if you go 0.8, 0.9, to 0.10. Ding. Bad. Switching from
>> decimal to dotted decimal (multiple decimal points) also has problems.
> You seem to think that I am saying that the versions on CPAN are wrong. I am
> not. I am saying that Arch packagers do not understand the CPAN version schemes
> and thus fail to correctly convert CPAN versions to Pacman package versions
> ($pkgver).
> For example, a CPAN package could be update from 0.199 to 0.2. Pacman will
> consider 0.199 to be the newer version, e.g.:
> $ vercmp 0.199 0.2
> 1

doesn't epoch from pacman 3.5 solve this crazy versions in the future?


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