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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Jan 14 11:54:20 UTC 2009

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:59:52AM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>>>> For the moment I've used:
>>>>>   Version: 0.1
>>>>>   Release: 0.1.r11
>>>> What issue are you trying to solve by this choice?
>>>> You are not solving anything.
>>> I don't understand what you mean.
>> Let me turn my question around: Why can't you directly use the upstream 
>> version?
> Prepending 0.0 before the SVN version would avoid the need for an epoch
> should upstream decide later on to release numbered versions, even one
> as low as 0.1.
Correct in case of svn snapshot version.

But this doesn't apply here. This upstream releases releases but call 
them "r<N>".

> (Though it cannot cover all possible ways upstream might
> use to number releases.)


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