choosing the lesser evil - mednafen versioning scheme

KH KH kwizart at
Tue Oct 28 11:02:12 CET 2008

2008/10/28 Julian Sikorski <belegdol at>:
> Hi,
> 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).

Nicolas (kwizart)

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