Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Jakub Jelinek jakub at
Wed Jul 12 12:18:01 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 08:08:12AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 July 2006 08:04, Florian La Roche wrote:
> > I think we should not set dist for the -devel branch and only add
> > this once a release is done and we build update packages.
> That won't work.
> foo-2.3-4%{?dist} for fc5 would become foo-2.3-4.fc5 and for devel it would be 
> foo-2.3-4.  Now you have an fc5 package that is rpmnewer than the devel 

Yeah, we would need a macro with argument like
Release: %dist(5)
which would for rawhide give 5 and for other releases 4.fc5 etc.
(i.e. subtract one from the number).


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