Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Wed Jul 12 14:12:23 UTC 2006

Le Mer 12 juillet 2006 15:45, Matthew Miller a écrit :
> 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?

You're assuming the package/versionset of a given distro is a constant
which is not the case (RHEL/FC updates, rolling releases).

Nicolas Mailhot

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