Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Wed Jul 12 01:24:57 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 18:56 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> >  > Uses incorrect dist tag
> >  > ========================
> >  > anacron-2.3-38.FC6.src.rpm
> The "all caps" hardcoded dist tag is wrong. Instead, you should use
> %{?dist} to let the buildsystem (both plague and brew support this)
> determine what the distribution tag is. It will fill in %{dist}
> with .fc6, for example. The dist tag bits are documented here:
> Hardcoding the value for the dist tag is no longer allowed, since the
> buildsystem can do it for you.

I thought that things allowed hardcoding as long as you used the "right"
value.  Granted, doing so is probably kind of silly, but forcing
syntactic sugar is also overkill


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