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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Adam Tkac wrote:
On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 03:40:52PM +0100, Christopher Aillon wrote:
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)

I was going to go off on you for using 8.5.0a5 in the %version, but then I checked what was actually on my nameserver and saw you didn't flub that up. :-) However, a minor point to note in the future is that it really ought to be 9.5.0-0.18.a7, as per:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines#head-d97a3f40b6dd9d2288206ac9bd8f1bf9b791b22a

 ...but I'll let you get by with a light slap on the wrist. ;-)

     Jima


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