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Re: compat (libgal2 gtkhtml3) packages for Fedora Extras



On 11/14/2004 04:35:10 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
Just a comment on some package details:

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 08:18:31 +0000, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> Summary: gtkhtml library compatability version
> Name: compat-gtkhtml3
> Version: 3.0.10
> Epoch: 0
> Release: %{epoch}.%{my_build}

"Epoch" is really just an added method to influence RPM
version-release
comparison. A package with an epoch higher than the epoch in any other
package is considered "newer" (=higher overall version), regardless of
%version-%release. Expanding %epoch in %release doesn't make sense.

Last time I read the packaging guidelines - Fedora.us wanted the epoch specified in the release tag. Using the %{epoch} ensures that happens and matches the real epoch.


Furthermore, they wanted it to be the first number.

They may have changed the guidelines though - if you ask me, they were WAY to complex. Not impossible to understand, but too complex nonetheless.



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