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From: "Michał Górny" <>
Subject: Please raise version number above RPM releases
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 08:36:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


We've been packaging the RPM's debugedit executable as 'debugedit'
since 2006.  This means that the versions of debugedit packages
in Gentoo have corresponded to RPM releases.

Now, we'd like to switch to your version.  However, the problem is that
you've restarted versioning -- at least from our perspective.  If we
added debugedit-0.3 to Gentoo today, it would be seen as an older
version that the 'old' debugedit- (i.e. rpm's debugedit).

There are hacks around this but they're all particularly ugly.  Hence,
I'm wondering if it wouldn't be too much of a hassle to you to raise
the version number above the current RPM version, i.e. version 5.* or
6.* (if you take rpm5 into consideration, it is pretty dead though).

While I do realize the problem's on our end, it's non-trivial to fix
because of backwards compatibility requirements we have.  And as I said,
workarounds are particularly ugly and confusing, so I'd rather avoid
them if possible.

TIA for your consideration.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-27  6:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-27  6:36 Michał Górny [this message]
2021-07-02 10:36 ` Mark Wielaard
2021-07-02 10:39   ` Michał Górny
2021-07-02 10:41     ` Mark Wielaard
2021-07-02 10:43       ` Michał Górny

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