Ticket #5958 defect new
Versioning scheme in PPA .deb packages does not allow distro upgrades
|Reported by:||radix||Owned by:|
|Component:||release management||Keywords:||ppa packaging|
We currently have packages following a version scheme like
Examples of this have been
twisted - 12.0.0-1~ppa2~lucid1
twisted - 12.0.0-1~ppa1~precise1
(Apparently we did a revision changing the packaging material in the lucid packages and bumped the ppa1 to ppa2).
radix@chell:~$ dpkg --compare-versions 12.0.0-1~ppa2~lucid1 gt 12.0.0-1~ppa1~precise1 && echo left is greater than right left is greater than right
We should try to make sure that at any given point in time, if a user upgrades his distro (from / two versions that we build for), and re-enables the PPA, he should get the new distro's packages.