Announcement letter of Network Manager 0.6 and KNetworkManager availability

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Mar 22 07:33:14 GMT 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 05:04:23AM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > The '~' character is used in package version numbers to allow them to
> > correspond closely to upstream notation while still comparing in the
> > expected way.
> I remebered something like that and at first tried ~ but then lintian
> complained loudly (bad-version-number).
> False positive?
> I also couldn't find a package in the archive which actually used ~.

Yes, false positive.  We've used ~ in Ubuntu for a while now.  I don't think
any versions currently in the archive happen to use it, but past ones have,
as well as things like the bzr daily builds.

 - mdz

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