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Re: Version older than that in the archive.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 05:49:44PM -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> Mailman v2.1.30 was just released, and now the PPA post-build uploads
> are failing due to:
>   Rejected:
>   mailman_2.1.30-202004132124~ubuntu14.04.1.dsc: Version older than 
>   that in the archive. 2:2.1.30-202004132124~ubuntu14.04.1 <=
>   2:2.1.30rc1-202004130016~ubuntu14.04.1
> 1.0rc1 has always been a lesser version than 1.0, when did that change?

We discussed this on IRC yesterday, but to clarify, in terms of
Debian-format version numbers, 1.0rc1 has never been a lesser version
than 1.0.  The syntax "1.0~rc1" was added in 2002 to cope with
pre-release versioning like this, although it's regrettably difficult to
work that out automatically from latest-tag in recipes and tends to
require manual handholding.

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]

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