On 05/04/2011 09:51 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote: > On 05/04/2011 02:35 PM, Ned Slider wrote: >> Hi Johnny et al., >> >> I'd like to raise a query relating to recent package versioning. >> >> For example, CentOS recently released the following updates: >> >> httpd-2.2.3-45.el5.centos.1.src.rpm >> selinux-policy-2.4.6-300.el5_6.1.src.rpm >> >> relating to the upstream packages: >> >> httpd-2.2.3-45.el5_6.1.src.rpm >> selinux-policy-2.4.6-300.el5_6.1.src.rpm >> >> which IMHO is confusing. > > not really. the .el5_6 is the distag from upstream, for all centos mod > packages since 2005 or so we've used the .el<blah>.centos as the > disttag. Comes back to the whole argument of what is a disttag and why > its there. Upstream uses it to indicate something - we just try and stay > consistent with it. > Would httpd-2.2.3-45.el5_6.centos.1 possibly be more appropriate (albeit long and ugly)? Just for closer matching with upstream for people that are obsessive over such things? Or is the -45 really the main part of the release that anyone would need to focus on (especially in the case of a security update that addresses CVE-2011-xxxx etc etc)?