release number when upstream *only* has git hashes?

Matej Cepl mcepl at
Tue Oct 4 15:58:33 UTC 2011

On 4.10.2011 16:38, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> The date should not go there
> as you cannot tell if upstream will someday switch to an actual version
> string (which will then need an Epoch to upgrade cleanly from the date).

That's your opinion or actually some rule? Well, it depends on the 
upstream circumstances, but if reasonable, I would think this is exactly 
the situation where I would leave incrementing epoch number as an 
available fallback and just go with dates as versions. Having software

foo-0-0.<something very long and complicated>.fc16

seems like something so ugly, that I wouldn't go there as a long term 


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