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Re: Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 21:24 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> 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:
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistTag
> > 
> > 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

Ehh. The standard says no, because:

- Its easy to get it wrong. 
- It leads to things like .fc5 packages in the devel branch
- It opens the door to arguments like "if i can hardcode .fc6, why can't
I hardcode .omg.wtf.bbq also" ?

Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Technical Team Lead || GPG ID: 93054260
Fedora Extras Steering Committee Member (RPM Standards and Practices)
Aurora Linux Project Leader: http://auroralinux.org
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