ambiguity in the guidelines

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Jul 6 13:24:56 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 09:19 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thursday 06 July 2006 01:50, Christopher Stone wrote:
> > I have seen
> > packagers refuse to add %{?dist} tags to their spec file because its
> > not "a bug".  Well so what?
> On this side subject, a %{?dist} tag is really a convenience tool for the 
> maintainer in question.  If they choose not to use it, so what?  Doesn't 
> really effect end users outside of hyperboles.
Wrong. It renders it Release tags non-deterministic and unnecessarily
complicates things.


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