Bug 436931 - package initscripts has odd looking version
package initscripts has odd looking version
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: initscripts Maintenance Team
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2008-03-11 04:41 EDT by Michal Nowak
Modified: 2013-03-07 21:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-11 11:25:50 EDT
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Description Michal Nowak 2008-03-11 04:41:56 EDT
Description of problem:

current initscript version is 


which seems to me really odd versioned. 

Actual results:
  Package named: initscripts-8.45.19.EL-1

  Version: 8.45.19.EL
  Release: 1%{?dist}

Expected results:
  Package named: initscripts-8.45.19-1.el5

  Version: 8.45.19
  Release: 1%{?dist}

Additional info:

I believe "EL" suffix was used in RHEL3 times, now we use %{?dist} tag in
release field of SPEC file and omit the "EL" in version field:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-11 11:25:50 EDT
EL denotes that it's built from one of the RHEL branches in upstream CVS/git. I
suppose we could change the versioning for RHEL6, but it's not something we'll
change for RHEL 5.

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