How to use the variable in sed?

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Old 11-14-2013
How to use the variable in sed?

echo lp-testsuite-git-r8.x86_64.rpm |sed -e "s/-$version-$release.*//g"

I want to get

what's wrong with me ?
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Old 11-14-2013
Your example works fine for me in both bash and ksh:

$ version=git
$ release=r8
$ echo lp-testsuite-git-r8.x86_64.rpm |sed -e "s/-$version-$release.*//g"

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