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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@×××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] The eight digit limit
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:42:29
Message-Id: 20080303174216.71f75957@snowcone
1 PMS currently has the following:
3 > The package manager must not impose fixed limits upon the number of
4 > version components. No integer part of a version specification may
5 > contain more than eight digits. Package managers should indicate or
6 > reject any version that is invalid according to these rules.
8 Historically, Portage had weird bugs for excessively long version
9 parts, especially when leading zeroes were involved, although as far as
10 I'm aware it's clean with arbitrary lengths now. Paludis is clean (and
11 issues a QA notice for violations), but portage-utils fails the
12 whole version handling thing in an epic fashion.
14 Given this, do we still need that restriction in place? There're quite
15 a few violations in the tree.
17 --
18 Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-dev] The eight digit limit Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>