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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 03:40:52PM +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.
>
> This is documented in the packaging guidelines: 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines#PreReleasePackages
>

That package was released before I read policy :) Now all is quite
correct (9.5.0-18.a7)

-- 
Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.


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