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

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Jul 3 19:36:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 15:30 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 11:16:43AM -0700, 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.
> How does this proposal relate to the kernel package?

fwiw, the kernel is "special" in many ways, but in this case, this would
only affect a hypothetical kernel24 vs kernel.


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