Just cleaned out my package.keywords and find that emerge thinks sys-apps/man-1.6-r1 is a downgrade from sys-apps/man-1.6b-r2. According to http://gentoo-portage.com/sys-apps/man this is not the case.
I *think* portage is confused by the "b" in the version numbering.
So either is emerge wrong in handling these version numbers or the version of man is written "the wrong way".
I'll attach a image showing the problem as soon as i can...
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Portage handles version numbering wrong, proof
This image shows the problem i have regarding portage handling version numbers that is written "the wrong way"
Sure it is a downgrade, that's correct behaviour.
Well, normally, should not the b stand for beta. If the b is gone, we are past beta. beta or not > release candidate numbering.
Am i right or is it something i'm missing here?
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> Well, normally, should not the b stand for beta. If the b is gone, we are past
> beta. beta or not > release candidate numbering.
1.6_b would stand for beta, 1.6b is higher that 1.6a and so on (in alphabetical order ;)