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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: Build Error (Job 11111): dejavu-fonts-2_7_0-0_16_943~20060614svn_fc6 on fedora-development-extras



On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 22:22 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le vendredi 16 juin 2006 à 12:52 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 20:53 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > Le vendredi 16 juin 2006 à 13:21 -0500, Rex Dieter a écrit :
> > > > Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > If the buildsys does not like ~, what separator could I use ?
> > > > > I need to construct an alphatag out of svn number, svn date, svn string
> > > > > 
> > > > > For obvious reasons :
> > > > > - svn number and svn date must be separated,
> > > > > - the separator must be part of the base latin block
> > > > > - - is taken as rpm field separator
> > > > > - . is taken as in-field separator
> > > > 
> > > > Despite your reservation about '.', that's probably the best option.
> > > 
> > > It seems plus (+) works, is easy to type and read, and is not already
> > > taken (so no one will accuse me of breaking alphatag in multiple
> > > fields).
> > > 
> > > I now christen 'svnnumber'+'svndate'svn my official svn alphatag.
> > > 
> > > If no one objects and I remember how I'll put it in the wiki too.
> > 
> > I object :-)
> > 
> > I think the Packaging Guidelines are unclear, but really specify two
> > separate cases:
> > 
> > 1) This prerelease is a tarball.  In which case it should carry
> > upstream's chosen %{alphatag}:: dejavu-sfd-2.7.0-0.X.20060614-943
> 
> You really do not want to use "-" in rpm fields, trust me
> 
> > 2) This prerelease is a snapshot that has no upstream %{alphatag}, in
> > which case you use DATEsvn: dejavu-sfd-2.7.0-0.X.20060614svn.
> > 
> > Given that upstream is creating the tarball in this case, I can see
> > either method being appropriate.  However, I think mixing the two
> > together should not become official policy.
> 
> It's not as clear-cut as this since upstream tarball is trivially named
> after a SVN checkout, so your alphatag is a svn alphatag anyway.
> 
> Also the wiki example is very CVS-centered, in CVS you only have the
> date to work with but with more advanced the date alone is meaningless.
> Which is why they provide other means to identify a checkout (in svn's
> case a number, in git case an hash, etc)
> 
This has been discussed before.  With the conclusion that DATES are
better than revisions in case upstream switches VCSs.  I stopped being
lazy and actually searched for the post::

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2006-January/msg00447.html

mschwendt lists a solution which no one objected to... Use svn as the
delimiter between the DATE and the Release::

  dejavu-sfd-2.7.0-0.X.20060614svn943

> >  It's rude to put upstream in the position of
> > receiving bug reports about a non-existent version.
> 
> It's rude to put upstream in the position of receiving reports for bugs
> in version N, when the user is actually running N + lots_of_changes, and
> the problem is likely to be in the lots_of_changes_part.
> 
> When releasing a pre or post version you're *not* releasing the version
> itself so *any* bug not specifying the pre or post will be rude to
> upstream. Flattening out everything as posts won't help a little bit,
> especially since you can't indicate any longer which real version you're
> closest to.
> 
Okay.  I can see this view.

-Toshio


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