Upgrading Minor versions

Res res at ausics.net
Fri Aug 3 11:29:29 IST 2007

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Glenn Steen wrote:

> That scheme was dreamed up in the linux kernel dev... and (perhaps...
> It was not always so:-) suits them very well. And it has spilled over
> on a lot of projects. But it is hardly the one true unified version

spilled over to just about 90% of the software around :)

> And it's not sure to cure anything like this, where _packaging

it would, as it would install to /opt as 4.63.b2 etc and not over write 
the existing 4.63 directory.

> will just have to think of some more or less clever way of handling
> it.

and until such time, its probably going to be recommended those using 
tarball don't bother with such upgrades.



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