In Debian, I found many different packet versioning, do you know what they stand for?
For example :
squeeze11 stand for?
Hope this information help you to figure out your concerns.
The format of Debian version numbers is defined in the Debian policy (but it doesn't answer all your questions).
Everything up to the first dash is the version number of the original source package (
Normally the original source package is the exact archive provided by the upstream project. In a few cases, the original package contains component which Debian doesn't consider free enough (documentation under GFDL is a common issue in free software projects). Debian then makes a source archive without the offending files and adds
The number after the dash (here
I'm sure Debian's release notes (or distribution install documentation) includes a chapter on this. If nothing else helps, look for packaging guidelines, they must tell packagers how to name their packages.