[Logwatch-Devel] Please try: Logwatch pre3.0 [beta]

Kenneth Porter shiva@well.com
30 Apr 2002 00:01:05 -0700


On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 20:42, Kirk Bauer wrote:

> ftp://ftp.kaybee.org/pub/beta/redhat/RPMS/noarch/logwatch-pre3.0-1.noarch.rpm

Tip on beta package numbering:

Instead of (or in addition to) prefixing or suffixing "pre" or "beta",
use a fractional release number:

logwatch-3.0-0.1pre.noarch.rpm

The fraction number says that this package is before release 1, and
hence is a beta or prerelease. It makes upgrading to the final release
easy as it will be numerically larger than the beta release. (RPM is
resistant to upgrading to a lower version number, and one must use force
switches to get around this.)