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Old 04-06-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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version vs release RPM package


Hi

Trying to understand version nr. of RPM package and release nr.
I have the following package e.g. tree-1.5.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm.
tree ---> package name
1.5.3 ---> version
2 ---> release
e16 ---> operating system major version
x86_64 ---> cpu architecture

What is the difference between version nr vs release nr ?

thx for help.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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AFAIK the version number is the released version of upstream application foo and the release number is the built of RPM package foo. Say releasing upstream foo-0.1.4 creates foo-0.1.4-1.rpm. Patching upstream foo-0.1.4 then would be foo-0.1.4-2.rpm.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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AFAIK the version number is the released version of upstream application foo and the release number is the built of RPM package foo. Say releasing upstream foo-0.1.4 creates foo-0.1.4-1.rpm. Patching upstream foo-0.1.4 then would be foo-0.1.4-2.rpm.
I thought that patching upstrem would change version number from e.g. foo-0.1.4 to foo-0.1.5 ?
What means patching upstream in this example ?
 
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tree ---> package name

1.5.3 ---> version :
This is the "major" version number. Will usually not change in RHEL.

2.el6 : '2' is the "minor" version, or "build version".
The next update can then be e.g. 3.el6
 
Old 04-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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The minor/build version is the version RHEL created with patches added by RHEL not in the upstream version (major ver num).
RH usually contributes the patches to the upstream provider, but if they are RHEL specific then they won't be added into the upstream version.
You may find chap 10, 11 useful http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
  


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