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Re: compat (libgal2 gtkhtml3) packages for Fedora Extras



On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 14:15:59 +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.

Never.

> Furthermore, they wanted it to be the first number.

Never.

The prefix 0.fdr has nothing to do with the Epoch. It ensures that any
package merged into Fedora Core would win version-release comparison.

> They may have changed the guidelines though -

It's unchanged.

> if you ask me, they were  
> WAY to complex. Not impossible to understand, but too complex  
> nonetheless.

There's a tendency towards making "Epoch: 0" fully optional again in
Fedora Extras, as an explicit Epoch is no longer needed.


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