Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Wed Jul 12 14:36:33 UTC 2006

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> Le Mer 12 juillet 2006 14:11, Florian La Roche a écrit :
>> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 08:08:12AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 12 July 2006 08:04, Florian La Roche wrote:
>>>> I think we should not set dist for the -devel branch and only add
>>>> this once a release is done and we build update packages.
>>> That won't work.
>>> foo-2.3-4%{?dist} for fc5 would become foo-2.3-4.fc5 and for devel it
>>> would be
>>> foo-2.3-4.  Now you have an fc5 package that is rpmnewer than the devel
>>> package.  -EBROKENUPGRADEPATH :/
>> But you first have to add a patch and increase the number if you build
>> a package for the updates, so this should really work nicely.
> You can probably have devel = fcn.50, test 1 fcn.90, release = fcn+1 if
> you really want it

That's approximately what Axel had proposed awhile back.

-- Rex

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