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Re: Interpreting package version number




On 1/16/19 1:22 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> I'm running Stretch and have just installed Tcl from repository.
> Synaptic reports the installed version is 8.6.6+dfsg-1+b1 .
> The current upstream version is 8.6.9 .
> 
> I don't understand what "+dfsg-1+b1" is telling me.
> Where is that numbering scheme described?
> 

Hi,

I don't know what "dfsg" is but "b" means BinNMU - Binary Non-Maintainer
Upload. This usually means that the package is recompiled because of
changed version of dependency(es).

HTH

Kind regards
Georgi