[aur-general] Upstream version numbers that break pacman version comparison

Bennett Piater bennett at piater.name
Tue Nov 22 08:07:20 UTC 2016

On 11/22/2016 08:58 AM, brent timothy saner via aur-general wrote:
> what i'd recommend is instead use 8.5 -> 8.5.1 -> 8.5.2
> and then have a _pkgver= variable with the actual string, if it's needed
> later in the build. i.e.:

I don't like this because it prevents users from seeing which version
they installed with pacman -Qi.
Many will want to be able to look up their version online, e.g. for
changelogs or security advisories.

It's ugly, but I guess bumping epoch is the only solution here.


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