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



Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
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).

When you do this backporting, add a release bump after the %{?dist} instead of before it, e.g.:

ocaml-json-static-0.9.6-3.fc9
ocaml-json-static-0.9.6-3.fc8.1

This maintains the upgrade paths as intended.

Paul.


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