[GRASS5] Re: grass 4.99+5.0.0pre4-1

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Fri Nov 29 06:48:17 EST 2002

(cc grass5)

On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 10:52:46AM +0100, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Markus Neteler's letter:
> >  grass 4.99+5.0.0pre4-1
> because you're using the dreaded 'pre' and for dpkg version
> comparing algorithm, 5.0.0preX > 5.0.0. so it is not possible to
> automatically ugrade from 5.0.0preX to 5.0.0. it is common under
> debian to mangle a little bit versions to allow for automatic
> upgrades using apt. 

... I see.
> > (4.99 is misleading)
> > 
> > and do you plan to package the stable release for the debian world?
> i am working on it. grass is a big package and i have to split documentation
> apart, make man pages available to default man command and a lot of
> other stuff. debian standards are quite high and i can't just build
> and release.

Perhaps backporting makes sense - please let us know about th
changes needed (but I won't promise to apply them all :-)

> btw, was the postgresql problem solved?

no idea... which one?

> ciao,
> federico
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> Federico Di Gregorio
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