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Re: FC1 tag in ethereal-0.9.16-2.FC1.1.i386.rpm



johnsonm redhat com ("Michael K. Johnson") writes:

>> But tags need to be standardized, and there was a looong and mostly
>
> No, they don't.  Not necessarily.  When the tag is there for the
> convenience of the packager, it's the packager's job (within reason)
> to select the tag.

Such non-standardized tags will cause conflicts with automatic
buildsystems. For a clean update-path a disttag-change is needed for new
releases. What do you think happens at mass-rebuilds (e.g. rh9* -> fc1
transition) when every packager chooses an own disttag-scheme? Either,
the packager would have to resubmit a new version (inclusive the QA
trail) or the buildmaster would have to change the tags manually.

Both methods are not really an option, imo...



Enrico




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