Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at
Wed Jul 12 14:15:57 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 08:55 -0500, Jima wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > 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).

Yes. Whole numbers, not decimals. I'm allowed to get math wrong, it
comes with my North Carolina School of Science & Math diploma.

Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Technical Team Lead || GPG ID: 93054260
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