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Re: [opensuse-packaging] RPM version ordering
  • From: Juergen Weigert <jw@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:10:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <20081013141014.GJ27324@xxxxxxx>
On Oct 13, 08 16:00:33 +0200, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
Jan Matejek wrote:
i have a problem with one of my packages, python-openssl: the previous
version was called 0.7a and the current one is 0.7.

Bad versioning policy from upstream.

However, in rpm's (and zypp's) view 0.7a > 0.7 and the package will
break distribution upgrade because it won't let itself be "downgraded".

You just can't package such pre releases with their official
'version'. Call them 0.6_0.7a or similar instead.

... which would have helped at an earlier stage, ...
As a workaround, you could name the current version '0.7final' or perhaps
'0.7.0' already works.

cheers,
Jw.

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