rc naming convention

Mathias De Maré mathias.demare at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 04:47:27 EST 2019

Hello all,

The CentOS RPMs think 4.9rc0 is more recent than 4.9 (which is somewhat

I noticed there is some code in contrib/packaging/packagelib.sh to handle
this, but it stopped working when the naming convention was changed from
“-rc” to “rc”, in the 4.6rc0 timeframe.

Is there a reason for this change? Additionally, what’s the preferred
action? Should I modify contrib/packaging/packagelib.sh to support “rc”, or
would it be better to go back to the “-rc” naming convention?



(sending again from my Gmail address, as my mail from @nokia.com doesn't
appear to arrive)
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