Do you know code that compare versions of debian packages (for example, that knows if 2:23.2.3~rc1-1 is lower than 2:23.2.3-2?), besides dpkg –compare-versions? If yes, please write a comment to this blog post, preferably with a link to the code.
Also, did someone already write a test suite for that? Who would be interested in such a test suite?
I’m considering writing a function in PL/SQL to compare debian versions (for the Ultimate Debian Database project). If someone already wrote that, I’m interested as well.