Package name separators

Wichert Akkerman wichert at
Thu Jul 27 10:21:22 PDT 2000

Previously Jim Knoble wrote:
> I honestly can't recall when the last time was that i saw a hyphen
> character in the version designation of a software package (i.e., the
> source tarball).  Oh wait ... i think jed
> ( has hyphens.

All Linux kernel pre-releases and a lot of patches ones uses hyphens.
It's more common then you think.


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