[CentOS-devel] Confusing package versioning

Thu May 5 03:51:12 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/04/2011 10:45 AM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Wed, 4 May 2011, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> On 05/04/2011 02:35 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
>>> In such cases, would editing the SPEC file release line be the lesser of
>>> two evils?
>> maybe but it would convey the wrong message.
> It depends on what message you want to send. Obviously Ned is confused by 
> how it is done now, and it makes it hard for people to match upstream 
> packages with CentOS packages.
> Despite the technical reasons, if the message is to confuse those users, 
> you are on the right track.
We have been doing this exactly the same for 8 years.

There is no reason to reinvent the wheel here.

It is very simple ...

1.  If we do not change a package, it will have the exact same dist tag
as upstream.

2.  If we do change a package, then the dist tag will always be .el5.centos.

This is not confusing, and is exactly what we have been doing since we
stood up CentOS.

What is confusing about this?

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