[pacman-dev] [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Versioned dependency fun...

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 11:20:34 EST 2010

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:35 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 03.03.2010 04:59, schrieb Dan McGee:
>>> The force flag is a big ugly crap.
>>> I find sanitizing upstream version to be much.. saner.
>>> Or figure out a way to have both a sane version for pacman and the
>>> insane upstream version.
>> I was actually thinking about this again and thinking epoch might not
>> be a bad idea- I don't know if I had any legit objection to it before
>> but I can't think of one anymore. If someone is interested in
>> implementing, I'd be for it.
> I was thinking more of having two version numbers. The pkgver and the
> optional, internal sanitized pkgver. The internal one is used for
> comparison if it exists, but pacman always displays the pkgver for
> upstream consistency. Maybe epoch is better, but I wanted to mention
> this idea.

I think Thomas' idea is a good one (using some internal number), and
using the epoch for the internal value doesn't sound too bad.

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