[repo-coord] Re: Repo information inside rpm?
mok at imsb.au.dk
Mon Aug 16 14:22:50 CEST 2004
> How about a buildid = CVS/subversion release (e.g. a possibly dotted
> sequence of numbers that will properly sort in rpm-manner) and using
> that buildid as the first component of the release tag? See for
> instance the kernel rpm in the Fedora Core distributions.
I think it is necessary with a world-wide unique id, actually just an
integer number. But that number can then be mapped to anything you want,
for example a dotted sequence of numbers like you propose. I guess you are
thinking that it may diffuse problems of "epoch wars" and I think you are
right in that.
But I would like to delay the discussion of what properties are mapped,
and how it is implemented, until the basics are in place. So can we agree
to put a unique serial id in the Dist. tag?? Then the next discussion can
focus on how to acquire the unique id's. And the third discussion can
hilight what kind of information we wish to stash away.
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