Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Jul 12 13:45:42 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 01:30:42PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > %{?dist} is a variable, giving the false impression that the source
> > package may be valid for arbitrary dist releases and that filling it in
> > would be enough and that no other package updates are required. Even
> > worse, the dist tag enters the file names of the built packages.
> If you know your package will break on another release because foo package
> was updated and changed its behaviour, you should require or BR foo with
> the right version

But isn't it more convenient to then have the one that is designed to work
on that dist to say so?

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <>

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