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Re: A silly question about our "FC" tag



On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:01:54PM -0500, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>>> Is RPM so hard to hack to work this around?
>>>
>> There's many things that need to be changed in rpm but IMHO this isn't one
>> of them.  RPM produces predictable versioning.  Hacking it up with special
>> cases will lead nowhere but pain.
>>
>
>Suppose we hack the RPM, such that right before RPM does the EVR check
>when updating a package, it will take the Release string and does a
>'s  fc\([0-9]\)@.f\1@' for both the old and the new package? Can you
>give me an example where this might lead to a problem?

Yes.  The part where you said "hack the RPM".  Carrying a Fedora specific hack
like that in our RPM package for _no_ good reason seems pretty silly.

josh


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