[Pkg-pascal-devel] Version numbers

brian brian at meadows.pair.com
Fri Nov 18 08:28:44 UTC 2016


I'm running 64-bit testing, and the latest version of Lazarus (as you
know) available from the repositories is 1.6+dfsg-4

Can you explain this version number to me? Lazarus 1.6.2 has just been
released on SourceForge, but if I download the .debs and try to
install with dpkg, then I'm warned that 1.6.2 is a *downgrade* from
1.6+dfsg-4, which is obviously not true. 

I can only think that this '+' is seen as meaning that 1.6+dfsg-4 is a
later version than 1.6.2 - am I missing something? 

Whatever the logic behind the versioning, is there some way to enable
the installation of new versions from SourceForge in the usual manner,
i.e. they just install as normal upgrades? 



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