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Re: Warren's Package Naming Proposal - Revision 2



On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 11:49:39PM +0100, Aurelien Bompard wrote:
> However, I have recently bumped into a package naming problem which doesn't
> seem to be covered here. It's a program called K3B, a CD/DVD burning
> frontend for KDE.
> Here is their release numbers : 0.8 -> 0.9 -> 0.10

That's no problem, RPM compares those correctly.  That's normal version
numbering out there, and RPM has handled it since the beginning of (its)
recorded history.

> How should we set the RPM fields without using epochs in this type of
> versionning ? Is is a case where epoch is necessary ?

Definitely do NOT use epoch here.  I have heard that somewhere there is
a theory circulating that these cases require epoch, and they are like
practical examples of the apocryphal stories of philosophers debating
the number of teeth in a horse's mouth without once walking into the
barn to check!

michaelkjohnson

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