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Re: setup.ini has multiple "prev" entries ... Why?




On 07/11/2017 10:25, Houder wrote:
On Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:02:08, Achim Gratz wrote:
Jon Turney writes:
Since [1], there's no way to install a prev version using setup,
without explicitly selecting which version you want, so the ordering
of those [prev] versions in setup.ini is relatively unimportant.

For setup that is true, but linear parsers that can only keep one
version for each section would benefit if the last [prev] section was
the one that immediately precedes [curr].  So it would be helpful if you
could ensure it's done that way and state it in the documentation.

Agreed! A linear parser of setup.ini would _definitely_ benefit if

  - the "current" section,
  - the most recent [prev] section, and
  - the most recent [test] section

would have a "fixed" position relative to the package section. I concur.

I'd much rather put things in version order, but it seems that is impossible.

I've added a sentence to the description of setup.ini which documents the position of preferred [test] and [prev] sections.

Note that it is 'previous' in the sense of 'version comes before the current version', not 'previously was current'.


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