[aur-general] Package with version in the name and outdating

Doug Newgard scimmia22 at outlook.com
Mon Feb 10 14:23:39 EST 2014

> Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:41:59 +0100
> From: oliver at first.in-berlin.de
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: [aur-general] Package with version in the name and outdating
> Hello,
> if a package has the version of a software as part of the name,
> can it become outdated if a new version will appear?
> Or is that not possible, because the name referse to a certain version?
> Would instead a new packge would need to be created?
> Ciao,
> Oliver

IMO, the only time the package name should have the version in it is when it's providing an old version of the program in the first place. Things like python2, libpng12, etc.

What package are we talking about? 		 	   		  

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