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Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines



==> Regarding Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines; Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> adds:

katzj> 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 redhat com> adds:
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.

katzj> The upstream tarball can be named based on whatever upstream wants to
katzj> smoke.  But by versioning the package this way, there isn't an upgrade
katzj> path from 5.0.0 beta to 5.0.0 final unless you a) add an epoch or b) do
katzj> something silly like autofs-5.0.0_final.

Yeah, thanks for pointing this out.  How do you suggest this gets fixed
moving forward, then?

-Jeff


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