[Fedora-packaging] Re: [Bug 192912] Review Request: paps

Tom Lane tgl at redhat.com
Tue Jun 27 13:41:34 UTC 2006

Florian La Roche <laroche at redhat.com> writes:
>> I think the long term plan is to implement support for the %{?dist}
>> macro set in brew. Jesse?

> This would make a lot of sense to avoid changes to spec files if you
> want to build across several releases.
> Shouldn't we change Fedora Core and mass-apply this change to all packages?

I'm having a hard time getting excited about this, and an even harder
time believing that it's something that should be mass-applied.  Even
when an SRPM is code-wise identical across multiple branches (and at
least for my packages that's the exception not the norm), the
corresponding spec files are *never* identical; they have at least
different changelog histories.  So I have basically zero use for a
dist macro.

			regards, tom lane

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