[OpenAFS] buildbot and packages

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:32:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012, Ken Dreyer wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Sep 2012, Chaz Chandler wrote:
>> Also, there is a question of what version number to put on snapshots so that
>> they will sort properly between "real" releases.
> Ordinarily "git describe" would be an easy way to come up with this,
> but when I was looking at this a few weeks ago I hit a roadbump. For
> 1_6_1 we branched 1_6_x-stable to a separate 1_6_1 branch, and then
> tagged version 1_6_1 on that branch. So it's not as simple as "git
> describe" on the main 1_6_x branch. Maybe there will be another git
> incantation we can use that would work in a similar way.

Not to mention that 'git describe' on master has been quite silly for a 
long time...

But the point I was really trying to make is that different packaging 
systems have different sorting behavior around special characters [-.~_] 
and the like, and some even forbid certain characters or the appearance of 
multi-letter substrings.  So custom work would probably be needed in some 
places, if not everywhere.