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Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines



On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 11:23 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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?)

I'd rather people didn't, as many will forget how RPM interprets it.

~spot
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