> Ok, Mandriva comes to mind. It's policy is different and allows more
Well, would you be so kind to link the Mandriva policy for us to read about it?
So what you're saying, in effect, translates to "sorry, man, you cannot build your Plone packages for RPM distributions, nor can anybody else build any sort of pre-release eggs either". Well, sorry, man, that's not acceptable.
> Why? A distro's policy is defined for 'human' behavior for users of
Policy schmolicy, the current distutils behavior builds pre-release RPMs that UPGRADE final release packages, which is broken and stupid because distutils ought to be taking care of the impedance mismatch between python-style versioning and RPM-style lexicographical versioning, but it doesn't. I have a solution that works in fedora, rhel and centos, and likely works just as well on other RPM distros including Mandriva and SUSE. Do you have an alternative solution? No? Then let's stop discussing this because what you're saying sounds like a baseless complaint on the grounds of abstract pureness instead of practical results.
Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) <email@example.com>
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