Disttags for FL (was: Upgrade path consistency among all Fedora Projects)

Jeff Sheltren sheltren at cs.ucsb.edu
Sat Jul 1 13:50:37 UTC 2006

On Jul 1, 2006, at 8:44 AM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> At this time Fedora Legacy doesn't have an interest in introducing
> the %{?dist} tag to packages that didn't already have it.  This  
> means no RHL
> packages.  In fact, RHL is hopefully going to be phased out of  
> Legacy support
> in about 6 months.
> Our current build system does not support dist tags, however when  
> we move to
> the Fedora infrastructure instead of our own we will gain that  
> ability, and
> we will use the same dist tag that was appropriate for said  
> releases during
> the time they were active.  FC3 .fc3, FC4 .fc4, etc...

Jesse, yes our system does support %dist tags.  We could also easily  
use them for RHL releases, but I agree that it's not really worth it  
since we are planning to stop supporting those very soon.


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