[slurm-users] Slurm tarball numbering vs RPM numbering for first release tarballs.

Philip Kovacs pkdevel at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 10 06:29:16 UTC 2019

 As one of the downstream distro packagers, I follow both the tarball and rpm revisions carefully.   Please be aware that changeslike the one proposed impact us and ought not be made without some announcement so we can know what is going on and adjustour packaging code accordingly.  Right now I'm using the code below for our rpm's which is quite similar to the code in slurm.spec.  
Occasionally I see a -2 revision, but only rarely.   Since most users are probably not using rpm build tools at all, it might not makesense to expose that number always.# Upstream tarballs use an additional release number
%global ups_rel 1

%if "%{ups_rel}" == "1"
%global name_version %{name}-%{version}
%global name_version %{name}-%{version}-%{ups_rel}

Source0:        http://www.schedmd.com/download/latest/%{name_version}.tar.bz2

    On Monday, June 10, 2019, 12:42:45 AM EDT, Kevin Buckley <Kevin.Buckley at pawsey.org.au> wrote:  
 This actually just tripped me up on a Cray, but I belive the observation
is still worthy of discussion.

If I take the


tarball from the SchedMD download site, and then do a direct RPM
build on it, so

  rpmbuild -ta  slurm-19.05.0.tar.bz2

what I end up generating are the following RPMs


where I note the extra "-1" that's crept in to the RPM names.

Going back through the tarball history (yes, I've kept a lot
of then) suggests that, were there to be a "-2" release of
slurm 19.05.0, then the tarball name would be


and that it would then match the name of the generated RPMs.

Is there anything, other than a tacit admission that there may
sometimes need to be a "-2" or greater revision of any given
release, preventing  SchedMD from distributng the first tarball
in a release with the "-1" revision in the tarball name ?


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