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Re: cup version drop "v"



On Sun, 9 May 2004, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> The use of a starting letter in the version of cup and cup-devel is
> inconsistent with any other package in the distribution. This
> exception is a pita when using scripts to sort rpms by version.
> 
> Could we please restrict letters in the version and release to be
> positioned after one or more numbers?

Sorting rpm's without using rpm's own version comparison algorithm is 
guaranteed to break at some point, better use rpm-python bindings for such 
tasks.

Doesn't mean sticking to sane version numbers isn't a good thing, 'v10k' 
should indeed be sanitized anyway.

	- Panu -



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