On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 15:54 -0400, Deepak Bhole wrote:
* Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> [2008-03-27 15:25]:
> On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 15:13 -0400, Deepak Bhole wrote:
> > An important reason we need the jpp in there currently is to maintain
> > compatibility with JPackage.
> We have never supported repository mixing. If anything, this serves as a
> good reason that JPackage should drop their disttag.
How many other repositories are there with the entire stack duplicated?
(not being sarcastic.. I really don't know of any). I know that there
were conflicts with Livna and what not a while ago, but those were for a
handful of packages only.
As for JPackage dropping their release tag policy -- not to be the devil's
advocate, but they were here before Fedora...
I have heard of numerous requests for technical arguments as to why the
string is needed. But where the technical arguments as to why it should
be removed? From what I have seen so far, reasons for that are pretty
much "Because it looks better, because it a policy, etc."
It causes rpm ordering to be painful. The Version and Release should be
wholly numeric, whenever they aren't, rpm's ordering gets rather
non-intuitive. We've defined special, strictly controlled cases when it
is ok to have non-numeric characters in the version or release
(especially release), but only when there is a real need.
So, again, where is the real need for tacking jpp on the end of Release?