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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 15:40 +0100, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> On 11/28/2007 11:24 AM, Adam Tkac wrote:
> >>From BIND changelog:
> > * Tue Jun 19 2007 Adam Tkac <atkac redhat com> 31:9.5.0a5-1
> 
> 
> On a separate unrelated note, please do not append "a" to the RPM 
> Version field for alphas.  As far as RPM is concerned "9.5.0a5" > 
> "9.5.0" which means you have to keep changing the epoch [31!  wow :-(] 
> The correct way is to have a 0.a. or similar in the Release field.

To be fair  - bind's epoch getting to be 31 is the fault of a previous
"maintainer" of the package.

-sv




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