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Re: Rebuilds needed for Fedora 8



On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 07:28:19PM +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 August 2007, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> 
> > At least, put .1 before %{?dist}. 
> 
> This is not desirable, because doing so will result in the value of %{dist} 
> between distributions not compared with each other, but rather the 
> random "1", thus sidestepping the whole purpose of %{dist}.
> 
> For example, foo-1.0-1.fc7 -> foo-1.0-1.1.fc8 compares "fc7" with "1", whereas 
> foo-1.0-1.fc7 -> foo-1.0-1.fc8.1 compares "fc7" with "fc8" as intended.

Ok, but "1" is bigger than "fc", or not?

> While this hasn't in practice caused problems in devel, putting the .1 
> after %{?dist} does not have this (or any other as far as I know) potential 
> issue.  On the other hand, putting it before %{dist} in a non-devel branch 
> does cause upgrade path problems or needs for rebuilds for the sole purpose 
> of EVR bumps, eg.
> 
> Bad:  foo-1.0-1.fc7 < foo-1.0-1.1.fc8 > foo-1.0-1.fc9
> Good: foo-1.0-1.fc7 < foo-1.0-1.fc8.1 < foo-1.0-1.fc9

We are bumping releases only in devel, so this situation shouldn't
happen.

I have a feeling that this was already discussed last massive rebuild,
maybe a year ago. What am I missing? :)

-- 
Miroslav Lichvar


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