proper way to distinguish epel from fedora

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at
Tue Nov 10 15:51:03 UTC 2009

Farkas Levente wrote:
> hi,
> what's the proper way to distinguish epel from fedora in the spec file?
> i'd like to add
> ExcludeArch:    ppc ppc64
> on epel but not in case of fedora in a package (since there is no java
> on ppc on epel). but what's the current recommended way to do so?
> unfortunately %{?rhel} is not defined even in rhel-5 so what else can i
it is defined. See for instance 
which separates the BRs for RHEL5 from the rest

> use to distinguish it from fedora?
> thanks in advance.
> ps. anyway it'd be useful to put into the epel packaging guidelines.

     Manuel Wolfshant       linux registered user #131416
        IT manager    NoBug Consulting SRL
  A: Yes.
  >Q: Are you sure?
  >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
  >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon? 

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