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Re: perl-getopt-long version string contains a letter

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: perl-getopt-long version string contains a letter
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 20:31:40 +0200
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On Mon, Mar 04, 2019 at 05:54:38PM +0100, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> Hi Guix,
> perl-getopt-long has a version string "v2.49.1".  If we change this to
> "2.49.1", will installed packages not be upgraded?  What can be done in
> this case?

As I've wrapped my head around it, Guix doesn't believe in "upgrades"
and "downgrades", just in changes in dependencies. So if the version
string loses the leading "v" I suppose ASCIIbetically v2.49.1 is a
higher value than 2.49.1, but Guix just sees that before it was v2.49.1
and now it's 2.50 so it's time for a change in installed files.

Just like if you never run 'guix pull' on a new system it'll continue
downgrading overtime.

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