On Tuesday 2018-10-09 06:25, Simon Lees wrote:
On 02/10/2018 01:39, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> This means, that for Python, "1.0.0rc2" is a lower version than
> while for DPKG/RPM, "1.0.0rc2" is actually higher than "1.0.0".
Which was a sensible decision at the time, because of openssl versions like
0.9.8 and 0.9.8i, and Python being practically non-existent.
The real problem though, is ... people. For millenia, they needlessy
have been complicating the number axis of a particular counting system
by adding downgrade specifiers such as "quarter to four", "two dozen
eggs minus one", and ultimately "1.0 rc 2", when they ought to have
known better and use 15:45, 23, and 0.99orsomething.2.
> Since lots of Python packages with the rc-suffix
exist, I assume there
> is a consensus in openSUSE on how to map Python RC versions to RPM RC
> versions, isn't there?
Debian introduced ~, so surely they mandate its use, do they not?
openSUSE copied ~, so copied the mandate.
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