"make tag"?

Nils Philippsen nphilipp at redhat.com
Fri Mar 4 15:59:15 UTC 2005

Hi everybody,

I'm just getting the feel for Extras' CVS (now that my CVS account was
fixed -- thanks guys) and I'm wondering about why we don't have "make
tag" in Makefile.common. Granted, I may be assuming wrong things coming
from Red Hat's internal build system but as I couldn't find any docs on
that I'm asking here:

- Are we packagers supposed to tag the files in CVS for a specific
version-release? If yes, could we please have "make tag" which pulls
that info from the spec file?
- Or is this supposed to be done by whoever builds the package when it
is being built?

I'd say the latter is undesirable because this would mean that 1)
packaging "development" is stalled until the package is built and 2)
inadvertent commits by the packager or anybody else in the meantime will
get the wrong thing built.

     Nils Philippsen    /    Red Hat    /    nphilipp at redhat.com
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
 safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."     -- B. Franklin, 1759
 PGP fingerprint:  C4A8 9474 5C4C ADE3 2B8F  656D 47D8 9B65 6951 3011

More information about the fedora-extras-list mailing list