[Fedora-packaging] Confused by non-numeric version in release guideline

Tom Lane tgl at redhat.com
Tue Jan 13 18:52:21 UTC 2009

Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Really?  Don't expect me to adhere to that guideline when packaging
>> something whose upstream uses a letter in the version number.
> Instead of complaining, get it fixed.

> 1) Figure out what upstream version number has a problem.

Well, I don't have to look very far: among my own packages I find
/home/tgl/f-pkg/libjpeg/devel/libjpeg.spec:Version: 6b

It cannot possibly be a good idea to use something other than the
upstream version number in Version --- the ensuing confusion would
trump whatever rationale there might be for this guideline.

While I hope that there will soon be a new libjpeg upstream release
that uses a more typical m.n type of number, it's folly to imagine that
Fedora can dictate upstream version numbering practices.

			regards, tom lane

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