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Re: Package EVR problems in Fedora 2008-06-10



On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:24:36PM -0400, buildsys fedoraproject org wrote:
> ocaml-deriving: 
>   F8-updates > F9-updates (0:0.1.1a-4.fc8 > 0:0.1.1a-3.fc9)
> 
> ocaml-gsl: 
>   F8-updates > F9-updates (0:0.6.0-4.fc8 > 0:0.6.0-3.fc9)
> 
> ocaml-json-static: 
>   F8-updates > F9-updates (0:0.9.6-4.fc8 > 0:0.9.6-3.fc9)
[etc etc]

Is this wrong?

I'm afraid to say that a lot of packages I have do this.  The reason
is that I develop and build packages on Rawhide, then backport them to
F-8.  However when backporting to F-8 I have to bump the release
number up, typically because I have to add an ExcludeArch: ppc64[*]
for F-8, but may be because of other packing twiddling too.

I wasn't aware that there had to be a strict increase in package
numbering between branches.  (In fact, I wasn't aware that Fedora even
allowed updating between Fedora releases).

Rich.

[*] Although I suppose we could backport David Woodhouses
OCaml-on-ppc64 patch to F-8, but that wouldn't fix the packages which
are already like this.

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