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Re: terminology and the hierarchy of releases



Axel Thimm (Axel Thimm physik fu-berlin de) said: 
> o If a package has to be downgraded bump up its epoch (almost the only
>   legitimate use for an epoch IMHO). E.g. the ntpd package that was
>   downgraded should have bumbed up the epoch.

Epoch bumping is too much of a hassle for something like that.

> o If a package has to be renamed (very seldom in redhat trees), the
>   old one gets obsoleted (never seen redhat to not do that, but I am
>   mentioning this to be complete).

Normal case.

> o If a package has to be removed w/o any replacement, let it be
>   obsoleted by fedora-release, or a special clean-up package
>   fedora-remove-obsoleted-developement. It can be argued that this is
>   not even neccessary to keep upgrade paths, so consider this optional.

No, this causes problems if people go to add their own version of it
later.

Bill





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