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bug#35939: version sort is incorrect with hyphen-minus

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#35939: version sort is incorrect with hyphen-minus
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:40:50 -0700
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Thanks for looking into this. Sorry about my confusion between strverscmp and filevercmp. As this bug report appears to be about filevercmp, glibc is not involved; it's only Gnulib and the utilities using Gnulib's filevercmp module.

As I now understand it, Gnulib filevercmp is intended to be consistent with Debian's version comparison (this is documented in filevercmp.c), so GNU Bug#35939 is therefore based on a misunderstanding, as Gnulib filevercmp is implementing the Debian spec correctly for this test case.

Perhaps the coreutils manual could be improved to make this all clearer, and perhaps it should refer to the Debian manual if it doesn't already.

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