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Re: Per-distro versioning and dependency specificationby BrowserUk (Pope)
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By reductio ad absurdum: Ubunto (substitute your favorite here) is a "distribution". It contains many "packages" -- over 1200 device drivers before you even start on the other components. If it incremented a single version 'number' every time any of those hundreds of subcomponents changed, it would seriously need to consider using 64-bit integers for each of the major(midor)minor components of the version 'number', lest it ran out of space.
Too big for this advise? How about GCC. If it incremented its version number every time one of it hundreds (thousands?) of subcomponents changed, its version numbers would read like a telephone numbers.
Still too big a project? At what point does this suggestion cease to be viable?
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