[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] package: use PKG_VERSION only for upstream packages
por at oranjevos.nl
Sun Aug 9 05:02:28 EDT 2020
Op 24 feb. 2020, om 17:08 heeft Adrian Schmutzler <freifunk at adrianschmutzler.de> het volgende geschreven:
> In the package guidelines, PKG_VERSION is supposed to be used
> as "The upstream version number that we're downloading", while
> PKG_RELEASE is referred to as "The version of this package Makefile".
> Thus, the variables in a strict interpretation provide a clear
> distinction between "their" (upstream) version in PKG_VERSION and
> "our" (local OpenWrt trunk) version in PKG_RELEASE.
As still some discussion exists about how to use PKG_VERSION and PKG_RELEASE, currently around local projects, a thought of some time ago might be worth consideration.
The wiki states that PKG_RELEASE must be reset to 1 whenever PKG_VERSION is updated , which makes it subordinate to the upstream version of the package. Would just keep incrementing PKG_RELEASE not be less entangled (of orthogonal purposes) ?
Also, might it be an idea to rename PKG_VERSION to PKG_UPSTREAM_VERSION ? (or something alike but more concise)
That would make its meaning much more obvious.
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