Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at
Tue Jul 11 21:18:10 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 17:13 -0400, Jeff Moyer wrote:
> ==> Regarding Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines; "Tom 'spot' Callaway" <tcallawa at> adds:
> tcallawa> The following Fedora Core packages from development (rawhide-20060711)
> tcallawa> are in violation of the Fedora Package Naming Guidelines. There are
> tcallawa> undoubtedly other packages in violation, but these are the most
> tcallawa> egregious that I could identify:
> tcallawa> Bad beta naming (should be e.g. foo-1.8.1-0.1.beta5)
> tcallawa> =====================================================
> tcallawa> autofs-5.0.0_beta6-5.src.rpm
> The upstream package is named autofs-5.0.0_betaX.  You can't impose Fedora
> naming conventions on upstream packages.

The tarball can be named goldfishrule.tar.gz for all Fedora cares. The
versioning and release numbering for the RPM package is where we have

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