[Fedora-packaging] Re: Guidelines and epochs

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Mon Jan 8 16:22:26 UTC 2007

On Monday 08 January 2007 11:03, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Also note that other than mandating a simple integer (in case an epoch
> is really needed) the suggested changes are a mere recommendation: no
> existing package in either repo will become invalid due to that. Still
> for someone going thorugh the guidelines for the first time it is
> helpful to see what is considered bad practice.
> So all in all it is a very conservative change in the guidelines.

And please do remember all, the Guidelines were originally supposed to be a 
collection of Best Practices, and it is of the opinion of many that avoiding 
epoch is a Best Practice.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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