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Re: What to do with release number on new EL-5 branch



On Sunday 26 July 2009 07:50:14 pm Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On 07/26/2009 01:52 PM, Conrad Meyer wrote:
> > On Sunday 26 July 2009 01:47:55 pm Richard Fearn wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I've just had an EL-5 branch created for my disktype[1] package. The
> >> new branch is a copy of the devel branch, so the NVR is currently
> >> disktype-9-5.
> >>
> >> Should I build the package as-is (so the first EPEL version is 9-5),
> >> or clear the changelog and start from 9-1 again for the EL-5 branch?
> >>
> >> I looked on a few pages[2][3][4] for information on this, but couldn't
> >> see anything.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Rich
> >>
> >> [1]: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/disktype
> >> [2]: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Using_CVS_FAQ_for_package_maintainers
> >> [3]: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/CVSAdminProcedure
> >> [4]: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/GuidelinesAndPolicies
> >
> > There is nothing wrong with starting at 9-5.
>
> Using the disttag can make it clearer that a package comes from epel as
> opposed to someone installing the Fedora package onto an EL-5 system and
> expecting it to work.
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/DistTag
> -Toshio

Er, I am not saying "don't use dist", just that starting at 5%{?dist} instead 
of 1%{?dist} is completely fine.

Regards,
-- 
Conrad Meyer <cemeyer u washington edu>


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