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