[Fedora-packaging] disttag

Chuck R. Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Feb 25 22:48:27 UTC 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 12:01:34PM -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 10:31 -0500, Chuck R. Anderson wrote:
> >On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 05:28:38PM -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> >> rpm -q --qf "%{version}\n" `rpm -qf /etc/redhat-release`
> >
> >Instead of hard-coding the filename, how about using the Provides: 
> >that is in the package?
> >
> >rpm -q --whatprovides --qf "%{version}\n" redhat-release
> We can't use "--qf "%{version}\n" in the macro.

Problems with %{version} aside, my point was that Jeff Johnson
mentioned to me once that the best way to get the distro version
package is to get what Provides: redhat-release, not hardcoding either
/etc/redhat-release or the package name redhat-release.  So:

rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release

rather than:

rpm -qf /etc/redhat-release

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