Using the LSB Bootscripts

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue May 10 18:06:52 PDT 2011

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On May 10, 2011, at 3:26 PM, Matthew Burgess
> <matthew at> wrote:
>> I don't mind changing the version numbering to whatever suits
>> people best, but I'm just interested as to why this is an issue?
>> If I had to pick any numbering scheme at all, I'd choose something
>> simple like Udev's;
> I wouldn't say it's an issue, just a preference. A date seems less
> definite than an actual release number. Something like udevs
> versioning is fine with me.

A date gives the user additional information.  How long since the last 
change?  Do I really need to update?  Using yyyymmdd gives a 
monotonically increasing number and an idea of how long it has been 
since changes were made.  That is my preference.

   -- Bruce

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