[Fedora-packaging] Java naming scheme

Fernando Nasser fnasser at redhat.com
Thu Jan 18 16:02:33 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thursday 18 January 2007 10:18, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
>> Well, it turns out I don't think this will be necessary:
>> I started writing this up late on Tuesday:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ExceptionJPackage
> I don't see how this handles multiple Fedora releases.
> This works great if you only consider jpackage as one release, and Current 
> Fedora as one release.  However we DO have to consider:
> jpackage--
>           |
>            - Fedora Current
>           |
>            - Fedora (Current - 1)
>           |
>            - Fedora (Current - 2)
> Obviously one can't use the same NVR on all three Fedora lines, so something 
> has to be used to differentiate them, and allow for rebuilding something on 
> Current - 1 that isn't built on Fedora Current.  (could be something as silly 
> as a buildsystem bug that didn't produce all the packages.  Have to bump the 
> nvr to build again)

Perhaps this never happens because we always have some updates and we 
always do a mass rebuild with release bumping for any new Fedora release.

Ans as any fix for a Fedora -N is accompanied by it being applied to the 
subsequent Fedoras -(N -1) until current, that has never happened so far.

Anyway, if you guys want the %{_dist} at the end we will add them, I am 
just not really sure that this situation will ever happen.

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