[Fedora-packaging] disttag

Carwyn Edwards carwyn at carwyn.com
Fri Feb 25 00:53:13 UTC 2005

Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

>In the event that a single spec file is used for multiple versions of
>Fedora Extras, it is feasible that two packages with identical
>"%{name}-%{version}-%{release}" values could exist.
This is going on a tanget I admit but .. looking forwards couldn't RPM 
be taught to use a specific DistTag: tag for this. RPM version 
comparisons could then be based on something like 
%{disttag}:%{epoch}:%{version}-%{release} (%{disttag} == 0 signifying a 
dist agnostic package). Rpmbuild could even implicitly set this using a 
disttag macro like the one you suggest.

To keep overloading the Release: tag with more implicit information 
seems wrong.


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