[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add information on version comparison to manpages
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Fri Jun 20 04:46:49 EDT 2008
> Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
> doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt | 3 ++-
> doc/pacman.8.txt | 8 +++++++-
> 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
> index b90d67a..0b1ce64 100644
> --- a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
> +++ b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
> @@ -214,7 +214,8 @@ similar to `$_basekernver`.
> Force the package to be upgraded by a pacman system
> upgrade operation, even if the version number would normally not
> trigger such an upgrade. This is useful when the version numbering
> - of a package changes (or is alphanumeric).
> + of a package changes (or is alphanumeric). See
> linkman:pacman for
> + more infomation on version comparisons.
> build() Function
> diff --git a/doc/pacman.8.txt b/doc/pacman.8.txt
> index 5594ac6..08764de 100644
> --- a/doc/pacman.8.txt
> +++ b/doc/pacman.8.txt
> @@ -61,7 +61,13 @@ provide the same functionality as foo will be
> searched for. If any package is found, it will be installed.
> You can also use `pacman -Su` to upgrade all packages that are out
> of date. See -<<SO,Sync Options>> below.
> +<<SO,Sync Options>> below. When upgrading, pacman performs version
> comparison +to determine which packages need upgrading. This behavior
> operates as follows: +
> + Alphanumeric:
> + 1.0 < 1.0a < 1.0alpha < 1.0b < 1.0beta < 1.0p < 1.0pre < 1.0rc
Sorry guys, I don't like this at all. I think the old behavior was
better. And I don't see the reason of this change. We have many
packages with alphanumeric version atm: a2ps-4.13c-1,
aalib-1.4rc5-1, ... and I'm pretty sure that the expected behavior is
that aalib-1.4 should upgrade aalib-1.4rc5-1, like earlier.
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