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Re: Merging in CVS



On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 16:05 -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 15:57 -0400, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> > On 06/09/2005 03:49 PM, John Dennis wrote:
> > > No, they must be distribution unique. Why? Each distribution has a
> > > different buildroot, e.g. different libraries, header files, etc. The
> > > same src rpm does not produce the same binary rpm, the labeling and
> > > identification of the binary rpm is a product of the spec file.
> > 
> > The NVR must be different between distribution releases.  But I think 
> > that can be attained without different spec files.  See 
> > http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistTag
> 
> Good point Chris, %{dist} does get you out of this mess. Just remember
> its only available in extras using the extras build system, take it out
> of that environment and you've got the aforementioned problem.

With that specific incantation, take it out of extras and you have other
problems too.  Which is why %{?dist} is recommended.  It doesn't solve
the NVR problem outside of extras, but at least the specfile will still
function when %{dist} is not defined.

josh


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