Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Jima jima at
Wed Jul 12 13:55:39 UTC 2006

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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