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Re: Packaging RC and -git releases



On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 09:26:43AM -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On 1/10/07, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 09:20:41AM -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I'm curious as to how folks here package up RC and -git releases
> >> across the various distros.  For example, Fedora currently packages
> >> 2.6.20-rc4 as kernel-2.6.19-1.2906.fc7 given that it's still based on
> >> the 2.6.19 tarball and applies the 2.6.20-rc4 patch at build time.
> >>
> >> What other schemes are being used out there?
> >
> >SuSE is doing the same, it looks like a kernel-2.6.19 as far as RPM is
> >concerned.  But as this is in our "Kernel-of-the-day" section, it's not
> >a big deal as long as the number keeps getting incremented properly for
> >RPM to handle it.
> 
> Yeah, that's my thinking too.  But the reason I'm asking is
> semi-related to a thread that came up on the fedora-devel list where
> people whined about the RPM version being different than that of the
> resulting kernel.  Also, the Fedora package munges SUBLEVEL and
> EXTRAVERSION to match the RPM version.  Does SuSE also do this?

Yes, I think it does.  Haven't checked in a while though...

thanks,

greg k-h
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