AptPkg::Version

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2013-03-01
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NAME

AptPkg::Version - APT package versioning class  

SYNOPSIS

use AptPkg::Version;  

DESCRIPTION

The AptPkg::Version module provides an interface to APT's package version handling.  

AptPkg::Version

The AptPkg::Version package implements the APT pkgVersioningSystem class.

An instance of the AptPkg::Version class may be fetched using the "versioning" method from an AptPkg::System object.

The following methods are implemented:

label
Return the description of the versioning system, for example:

    Standard .deb

for Debian systems.

compare(A, B)
Compare package version A with B, returning a negative value if A is an earlier version than B, zero if the same or a positive value if A is later.
rel_compare(A, B)
Compare distribution release numbers.
check_dep(PKG, OP, DEP)
Check that the package version PKG satisfies the relation OP to the dependency version DEP.

The relation OP is specified in the Debian syntax regardless of the versioning system:

    <<  strictly earlier
    <=  earlier or equal
    =   exactly equal
    >=  later or equal
    >>  strictly later

upstream(VER)
Return the upstream component of the given version string.
 

SEE ALSO

AptPkg::Config(3pm), AptPkg::System(3pm), AptPkg(3pm).  

AUTHOR

Brendan O'Dea <bod@debian.org>


 

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