[Fedora-packaging] [Vote] Multiple version naming overly restrictive

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue Jul 3 19:35:23 UTC 2007

Le mardi 03 juillet 2007 à 14:24 -0400, Jesse Keating a écrit :
> On Tuesday 03 July 2007 14:16:43 Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > '''
> > For many reasons, it is sometimes advantageous to keep multiple versions
> > of a package in Fedora to be installed simultaneously. When doing so,
> > the package name should reflect this fact. One package should use the
> > base name with no versions and all other addons should note their
> > version in the name.
> > '''
> >
> > This gives the maintainer the leeway to choose whether the package is
> > best served by having the latest version carry the unadorned name
> > forward or the previous version.
> +1


The compat convention is awkward precisely to incite people to converge
on a common version. Making multi-versioning easy is a win short term
and a heavy loss long-term, because everyone just hardcodes a particular
version hoping for "someone else" to clean up the mess.

Nicolas Mailhot
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