Dear Fedora Packagers,
when renaming a package, _please_ verify that the Obsoletes tag you add to
a package specifies a high enough version.
Make sure the new package really replaces the last published build of the
old package. Pay extra attention to our dist tag. It is part of the
Release value. If the last build is
you need to
Obsoletes: something < 1.0-5
because 4.fc17 is higher than 4 but lower than 5. Don't ignore the dist tag.
Be extra careful when the renamed package needs to be retired. Until it's
retired, it may be rebuilt/updated with a bumped Release value, and your
Obsoletes tag would not be high anymore.
Thanks for your interest. It is a reoccuring problem that both the rename
request submitter *and* the reviewer get the Obsoletes tags wrong.
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