ambiguity in the guidelines

David Lutterkort dlutter at
Thu Jul 6 04:59:52 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 21:38 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 16:26 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> > The way I see it is that Fedora packages and Fedora packagers should
> > strive to have the best spec files possible.
> > 
> > If providing a version number in the changelog makes it easier for
> > users of the package in any way then it should be added to spec files.
> > 
> > I don't see this as an overloading of a tag issue, I see this as a
> > packager being lazy issue.  Just my wooden nickle.
> It's an overloaded tag b/c the tag did not originally have that intent.
> it's an added bullshit item that clutters up the data.

Is this based on any actual problems for tools ? Is yum having trouble
b/c of people sticking version numbers into the changelogname ? Or is
the main concern the added amount of typing such a guideline would cause
and/or the overloading of this field ?


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