Red Hat's build system now supports %{?dist}

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Jun 28 20:18:01 UTC 2006

As of about 20 minutes ago, the Red Hat build system now supports
%{?dist} tags.  This should make it easier for packages to come from
Extras into Core and should help Core get much more consistent with
package release naming.

Now would be a good time, Core Maintainers, to look through your
packages and if you're using something like 'FC5' or 'Fc5' or any other
such thing to convert your package to use the %{?dist} tag as explained
here: and here

Fairly soon, we should start filing bugs for packages that do not follow
the guideline for release naming.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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