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Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
The only exception to this rule is for the dist tag, and you have to use
%{?dist} in the release field as documented. (after the integer, with
nothing else after it).

Okay, just to clarify, is it no longer proper to use "Release: 1%{?dist}.1" to bump within one branch without affecting later branches? Because last I heard, that seemed to be the advocated method for doing so. If that's no longer the case, it'd probably be best to make it well-known (i.e., here).

I highly encourage that you use integers in the Release field, and not
whole numbers (e.g. use 3, not 3.206), because that is the best way to
confuse rpm (rpm thinks 3.206 is newer than 3.21). We're not going to
run out of integers anytime soon.

Err, I think you kinda contradicted yourself there; I think you're telling people TO use whole numbers, and not decimals. Unless my brain is warping the definition of "whole numbers," which is also possible (although a cursory Google suggests not).


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