Appropraite use of Release and Version

Marc Deop damnshock at
Thu Mar 10 11:43:02 UTC 2011

On Thursday 10 March 2011 12:30:20 Fawad Ali wrote:
> I am rpm packaging my software. I want to know the appropraite use of Release and Version Numbers. Lets say my RPM package has release 1 and version 1 currently. If I do a small change like a one line addition in code, what should I change in my spec file for this, release or version?

If you changed the spec file you should increase the release version.

The Version in the spec file refers to the software version, therefore you should only modifiy it if there is an upgrade to the software you are packaging.


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