[Proposal] Samba 3.2.0 to replace 3.0.22

Alexander Bokovoy ab at samba.org
Tue Jan 17 08:55:36 GMT 2006

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> Unfortunately not.. fails miserably on the next cycle..
> 3.0.pre21.x 3.0.pre22.x 3.0.rc21.x 3.0.rc22.x 3.0.rel21 3.0.rel21.x 
> 3.0.rel22
> What would work is something like the following scheme
> 3.0.21-devel-YYYYMMDD (nightlies before the first pre release) 
> 3.0.21-preX 3.0.21-preX-YYYYMMDD  (nighlies after the preX release) 
> 3.0.21-rcX 3.0.21-rcX-YYYYMMDD   (nighlies after the rcX rlease) 
> 3.0.21-stable 3.0.22-devel-YYYYMMDD (nighlies after a stable release)
>  3.0.21-stableX        (avoid this)
Unfortunately, RPM doesn't like dashes in the version string.
My suggestion is for vendors to move RC/PRE tags to the release string.
For example, in ALT Linux we would do samba-3.0.22-alt0.pre1.1 where the
last 1 is actual rpm build release and using 0.pre is guarantee for
proper updates later when actual release comes out as that will be just

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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