update-notifier version display?

John Richard Moser nigelenki at comcast.net
Thu Feb 24 10:55:58 CST 2005

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I remember using Gentoo and always using `emerge -uDav world` when
upgrading.  the -a would ask and show actions, while the -v would show

The details I was after (that are actually relavent to a binary
distribution) included the old and new versions.  As far as I can tell,
update-notifier/update-manager shows the new version when you're
examining the changes, but not the old version.

It's nothing important, just something us number counters like to see.
Personally I like seeing that I'm getting version 0.36 when I have
version 0.24 installed; but I'm not really that thrilled about 0.35.99
from 0.35.98 (albeit I install it).

It's probably because the version numbers give me some indication of
what goes on.  Revisions normally mean bugfixes, while majors normally
mean feature additions.  i.e. 2.2.1 is pretty much similar to 2.2.12;
2.4.0 has more stuff than 2.2.99.

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