What does (epoch 0 < 2 ) mean?

Frank Schima macsforever2000 at macports.org
Mon Feb 21 10:26:05 PST 2011

On Feb 21, 2011, at 10:48 AM, Marko Käning wrote:

> Yep, the only drawback is now that the epoch will have to stay part of the portfile forever… :-(
> It looks like that every change in the port's version needs to reflect itself in an epoch increase!
> The corresponding port maintainer would have to take that into consideration.

Note that while the epoch needs to stay in the portfile, it does not need to increase when the version increases. The calculation for outdated includes the epoch as the first digit, then the version as the 2nd digit and finally the revision as the 3rd digit. So the epoch only needs to increase if the version number decreases. 


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