ambiguity in the guidelines

seth vidal skvidal at
Thu Jul 6 06:28:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 22:50 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:

> It seems to me from this argument that it really is basically a
> laziness issue.  Trying to claim it will "intentionally make others
> suffer".

If you had 2 fields:
First Name
Last Name

and someone told you to add the address into "Last Name" b/c other
people do it - would you think that an appropriate use of the field?

> Why not try to make your spec file as useful as possible?  I have seen
> packagers refuse to add %{?dist} tags to their spec file because its
> not "a bug".  Well so what?  If it makes it a better spec file why not
> add it?  Do these packagers refuse to do these things because of ego
> or laziness or some other reason?
> If anyone here finds any way to improve upon my packages I am more
> than happy to oblige.  I want my spec files to be the best they can be
> and I don't mind spending a little extra effort to achieve that goal.

I am trying to make my spec file useful - by not abusing fields.


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