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Re: A silly question about our "FC" tag



2009/11/20 Orcan Ogetbil <oget fedora gmail com>:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Stu Tomlinson  wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 22:01, Orcan Ogetbil  wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 12:57 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>
>> Which part of "Hacking it up with special cases will lead nowhere but
>> pain." confused you?
>>
>
> The part where an obvious hack would not cause a confusion confused me.
>
>> It's a hack. It's Fedora-specific, so doesn't belong in RPM (or
>> anything else). And RPM will no longer produce predictable versioning.
>>
>
> My proposed hack's outcome is quite predictable.
>

But version comparison behaviour will cease to be consistent across
distributions.

-- 
Mat Booth


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