[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add information on version comparison to manpages

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 09:47:12 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
>> Yes. And in Xavier's link there is a "Problems with Dependencies"
>> paragraph. So it is required to minimize force/epoch in order to
>> calculate 'foo>=1.3-1' dependencies correctly. Question: any foo
>> package with force will satisfy this. Right?
> Wrong. alpm_depcmp uses versioncmp instead of compate_version, so
> doesn't deal with force.

That's correct. But if we want to deal with force/epoch in depcmp,
epoch also seems better here, since it is more precise than force.

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