There is at least one (likely more) scripts in use for doing mass
rebuilds that are incorrectly bumping the release value. I noticed this
before and brought it up in IRC but didn't file a bug then.
What's going on is that the script is incrementing the release by 1 but
is not rounding off the value. So, for example, from one package I
maintain (perl-qpid_proton) I see the following in the %changelog:
* Sun Aug 04 2013 Fedora Release Engineering
* <rel-eng(a)lists.fedoraproject.org> - 0.4-3.1
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Mass_Rebuild
* Mon Jul 22 2013 Petr Pisar <ppisar(a)redhat.com> - 0.4-2.1
- Perl 5.18 rebuild
* Mon Apr 1 2013 Darryl L. Pierce <dpierce(a)redhat.com> - 0.4-1.1
- Changed the qpid-proton dependency to qpid-proton-c.
- Changed the qpid-proton-devel dependency to qpid-proton-c-devel.
* Fri Mar 1 2013 Darryl L. Pierce <dpierce(a)redhat.com> - 0.4-1
- Rebased on Proton 0.4.
The scripts doing these mass rebuilds ought to be doing something lik:
release = floor(current_release + 1)
rather than just bumping by 1.
Darryl L. Pierce <mcpierce(a)gmail.com>
"What do you care what people think, Mr. Feynman?"