Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Jul 12 02:25:25 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 09:24:57PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > 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

Also, 'cause sometimes maybe your spec file _is_ specifically for that
release for some reason, and it's too different for a bunch of %ifs to make

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