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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The eight digit limit
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 09:01:32
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] The eight digit limit by Ciaran McCreesh
1 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
2 > PMS currently has the following:
3 >
4 >> The package manager must not impose fixed limits upon the number of
5 >> version components. No integer part of a version specification may
6 >> contain more than eight digits. Package managers should indicate or
7 >> reject any version that is invalid according to these rules.
8 >
9 > Historically, Portage had weird bugs for excessively long version
10 > parts, especially when leading zeroes were involved, although as far as
11 > I'm aware it's clean with arbitrary lengths now. Paludis is clean (and
12 > issues a QA notice for violations), but portage-utils fails the
13 > whole version handling thing in an epic fashion.
15 could you please fill a bug about portage-utils on our bugzilla?
17 > Given this, do we still need that restriction in place? There're quite
18 > a few violations in the tree.
20 I think the issue could be addressed and the limitation relaxed.
22 lu
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Re: [gentoo-dev] The eight digit limit Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@×××××××××××××.uk>