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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 13:48:46 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: /setup.html please read - feedback desired
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On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 01:20:03PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Robert Collins wrote:
>
>
>In the "Package file naming" section:
>"In the event that a package doesn't sort correctly (for example, from 
>...-9-... to ...-10-..., use the setup.hint current, prev and exp labels to 
>override the inbuilt sort during the transition period."
>
>I think setup.hint's are more-or-less required, now.  Otherwise, there's no 
>way to set the sdesc, ldesc, dependencies, etc.  So, the "auto-sort" is a 
>soon-to-be-vestigial feature; emphasis should be on setup.hint.

I don't think there is any reason to force the versioning in setup.hint.
That's sort of error-prone, actually.  Experience has shown that.

cgf

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