[Fedora-packaging] Re: [Bug 192912] Review Request: paps

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Fri Jun 16 23:03:45 UTC 2006

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:02:25 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

> > Yes. There exist packagers who (In FE devel)
> > * don't use %{?dist} at all
> > * some use N%{?dist} and increment N with each iteration.
> These are correct...
> > * some use N%{?dist}.M and increment M with each build-iteration 
> ...and these are not. More bugs to file!

I disagree. It should be packager's freedom what to do in this
least-significant position of the release field.

If this style of bumping release versions were not permitted, we would see
more unneeded mass-rebuilds of a package for all dists only to keep the
upgrade path sane when a new build for only an older dist is needed.

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