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Re: xerces-c release version and RHEL

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 14:50, Orion Poplawski <orion cora nwra com> wrote:
> On 05/27/2011 02:28 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> 2011/5/27 Volker Fröhlich<volker27 gmx at>:
>>> Dear list reader!
>>> There is no xerces-c for PPC in RHEL 6. It builds fine, nevertheless, so
>>> I
>>> volunteered to maintain it for PPC in EPEL 6. I took exactly the same
>>> spec file
>>> as RHEL 6 uses, but bumped the release, as I changed the spec to build
>>> for
>>> this exclusive architecture.
>> Hmmm I am wondering. For things that aren't in an OS but may show up
>> there.. should we unbump the release number so that RHEL updates win
>> any war? As in if it is xerces-c-3.1459-8.ppc the EPEL one should be
>> xerces-c-3.1459-7.9.ppc ?
> I think the release numbers should be exactly the same.

Originally I agreed to that.. but after complaints wondered if there
was a better solution.

The reason I asked was sometimes when RHEL adds something into a
release, they may not bump the numbers so a person could have an EPEL
version of xerces-c and not get upgraded at 6.(n+1) to RHEL's version.
People have complained about that in the past (I think).

Stephen J Smoogen.
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