-vercmp - version comparsion utility
+vercmp - version comparison utility
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ numbers. It outputs values as follows:
* = 0 : if ver1 == ver2
* > 0 : if ver1 > ver2
-Version comparsion operates as follows:
+Version comparison operates as follows:
1.0a < 1.0b < 1.0beta < 1.0p < 1.0pre < 1.0rc < 1.0 < 1.0.a < 1.0.1
@@ -35,6 +35,11 @@ overrule any version comparison (unless the epoch values are equal). This is
specified in an `epoch:version-rel` format. For example, `2:1.0-1` is always
greater than `1:3.6-1`.
+Keep in mind that the 'pkgrel' is only compared if it is available on both
+versions given to this tool. For example, comparing `1.5-1` and `1.5` will
+yield 0; comparing `1.5-1` and `1.5-2` will yield < 0 as expected. This is
+mainly for supporting versioned dependencies that do not include the 'pkgrel'.