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Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines



>   Fair enough!  It might be worth noting that a probable exception to the
> "whole numbers" rule would be pre-release, where the whole number would be
> prepended by "0."...right?

Correct. A prerelease version would use the to-be version in the Version
tag, and 0.RELEASE.PRE-RELEASE-TAG; so that the official upstread release
would be the "first" ("-1") release of the package. For example, with my
packaging of Openbox 3.3-rc2, I use the following:

Version: 3.3
Release: 0.8.rc2%{?dist}

That way, when 3.3  final is release, I can update the Release tag to simply:

Release: 1%{?dist}

Take a look at the wiki's Packaging/NamingGuidelines page, especially the
"Pre-Release packages" section, for more information.

Hope that helps.

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Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
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