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Re: "10" < "9": Get rid of string comparisons in time for F-10?



On Sat, 2008-05-24 at 01:00 +0200, Hans Ulrich Niedermann wrote:
> On #fedora-devel, the issue of comparing Fedora versions by string 
> comparison just came up. With F-10 on the way, this will be the first 
> time when string comparing versions will fail in a "10" < "7" way.
> 
> The case in question was a classic older %if "%{?fedora}" > "7", which 
> should be changed to %if 0%{?fedora} > 7, as Rex Dieter and Christopher 
> Stone have pointed out: 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/DistTag#head-1c550109af0705ccb71329619b99428af2fd3e25
> 
> Where else but in spec files may similarly wrong string comparisons be 
> happening? Is a systematic effort required to fix these comparisons in 
> the run-up to F-10?

Probably. This is something we should look into, and I've added it to my
todo list.

~spot


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