2008/10/28 Julian Sikorski <belegdol(a)gmail.com>:
mednafen devs have released a new version today. It's 0.8.A, and it is
newer than 0.8.9 (think hex). The problem is that rpm thinks that 0.8.9
is older. This seems like epoch bump will be necessary, but kwizart
suggested using fake version (0.8.10). I personally believe that epoch
is a lesser evil here, but I'm open for suggestions. What is so wrong
with using epoch anyway?
Using fake versionning isn't that uncommon.
We do that for fglrx already.
We first use the package version we want to follow and then the real
version (in the Relese field iirc)
And some perl packages need that also because they don't use the same
number of digits.
perl-AnyEvent, in Fedora, used 4.221 previously and moved to 4.3
(Thus, faked to 4.300).