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Re: A silly question about our "FC" tag



On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 22:30 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> 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.

also, QA and release engineering can provide an entertaining little talk
on what can go wrong with changes where 'nothing can possibly go
wrong' (aka, in this case, 'Can you give me an example where this might
lead to a problem?'). Warning: talk contains loud, expressive
lamentations and erratic hurling of empty liquor bottles.

-- 
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
http://www.happyassassin.net


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