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Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 05:48:13PM +0100, Daniel Drake wrote:
>> John Mylchreest wrote:
>>> Since were bunlding these whole now, should we just start naming the
>>> ebuilds correctly instead?
>> I don't think so. 2 -stable releases in the 2.6.15 cycle didn't have any
>> immediate corresponding gentoo-sources bump since the patches were
>> already included. The fact that we include patches alongside -stable
>> means that using their notation isn't entirely accurate in our situation.
> Both naming schemes have their advantages, but I see more
> disadvantages with using the 2.6.x.y naming scheme in gentoo-sources
> than I see advantages (primarily the reason Daniel stated above).
> I suggest we keep the current naming scheme for gentoo-sources, as it
> seems most correct.
fwiw, I've got mips-sources modified to follow the upstream kernel.org notation
of 2.6.x.y (even though our primary upstream, linux-mips.org, doesn't utilize
this notation at all).
There's logic in the ebuild that can switch between using -rc, point releases
(the .y ones) and standard versions, and it modifies the logic to fetch the
appropriate patch(es) from upstream to save on what we need to upload to the
Been following this since ~2.6.12, and we haven't had any issues with the
versioning in portage or reported from users. mips-headers even uses it now.
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