Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Wed Jul 12 20:15:10 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 16:03 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 July 2006 15:52, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > If you move it to the version you're breaking jpp -> fc upgrade paths
> > If you put it as Provides it's ok from the package manager POW but not
> > for users (there are reasons why we use long descriptive filenames and
> > not DOS-like 8:3 names)
> In which ways are we breaking it?  jpp has foo-2.6.0-6jpp.  Fedora has 
> foo- is rpmnewer than 2.6.0-6, upgrade path exists.  
> If jpp issues 2.6.0-7jpp, its going to be newer than what FC provides yes, 
> but do we want users picking up that package?  Shouldn't they stay with the 
> FC provided one?  Or do you want it replaced and then replaced again when FC 
> bumps the package?

This breaks if upstream ever releases foo-  


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