Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Jul 12 15:23:35 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 09:15:57AM -0500, 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.

Can one use whole numbers separated by a dot? (That is, use it in the way
RPM interprets it?)

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <>

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