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Re: On disttags (was: Choosing rpm-release for fc1 and fdr add-on rpms)



On May 18, 2004, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:

> Yes, exactly.  In the case where that is not true, dist_tags are 
> harmless, so this shouldn't be used as an argument against using them.
 
Not *totally* harmless.

Wasn't there a problem in the way old versions of rpm compared say 
-1.foo with -1.1.foo?

If you use disttags, and you have to patch a package such that the
R number goes in between two R numbers that are already out, and you
can't just append the build number at the end for the reasons Axel
already exposed, and you can't add `.number' before the disttag, what
do you do?

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