[Fedora-packaging] release of subpackage with version different from main rpm

Mamoru Tasaka mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Wed Jan 2 16:52:53 UTC 2008

Ralf Corsepius wrote, at 01/03/2008 12:21 AM +9:00:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 09:08 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Mamoru Tasaka wrote:
>>> I guess there are some packages of which subpackage rpms have versions 
>>> which are different from those of the main rpm.
>>> For example, on rawhide perl has 4:5.8.8-32.fc8 EVR and its subpackage
>>> perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker has 0:6.30-32.fc8 EVR.
>>> On such case are there any policy for release number? For perl currently
>>> the main perl rpm and its subpackages have the same release number.
>>> However in other rpms the case may happen that only the version of 
>>> main rpm will be bumped where the version of its subpackage won't change.
>>> In that case usually we want to switch the release number of main rpm
>>> to 1%{?dist}, however if its subpackage has different version the release
>>> number of the subpackage usually can't be back to 1%{?dist}. How should
>>> we treat this case?
>> imo, the simplest solutions for cases like this are:
>> 1.  don't munge versions for subpkgs, ie, subpkg EVR = main pkg EVR
>> 2. where different Versions are desired, make these a *completely
>> separate* pkg, not just a sub-pkg.
> ACK. The perl package should remain a special case and an exception.
> Ralf

Okay, thanks, Rex and Ralf!


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