[Fedora-packaging] Re: disttag

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sat Feb 26 09:53:17 UTC 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:19:49PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Tom 'spot' Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) said: 
> > On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 21:26 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > >On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 19:43 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
> > >
> > >> You can use:
> > >> 
> > >> 	rpm -qf /etc/redhat-release --qf '%{RPMTAG_VERSION}\n'
> > >
> > >...or just %{VERSION} (in uppercase).
> > 
> > Ok. New macros:
> So, every package BuildRequires: redhat-release?
> Frankly, I think it's somewhat gross. Not that I have better
> solutions off of the top of my head.

why have the chrooted system do the guesswork, when the information is
there at the rpmbuild level?

rpmbuild --define 'disttag whatever' ...

And if you can convince Jeff to patch up an automated suffix to the
rpm tag you could keep the specfile totally clean from disttags,
e.g. like they look like today.

The idea has been brought to Jeff, but he thought we were asking for a
Disttag tag in the rpm header and implemented this instead.

In fact the best solution would be to have a releasesuffix
macro/header tag which rpm automatically tags onto the releasetag,

rpmbuild -bs --define 'releasesuffix .at' foo.spec

produces the distro agnostic foo-1.2.3-4.at.src.rpm

rpmbuild --rebuild --define 'releasesuffix rhel4.at' foo-1.2.3-4.at.src.rpm

produces foo-1.2.3-4.rhel4.at.i386.rpm

As a side effect the releasesuffix macro/header tag can be used both
for disttags as well as for repotags, the latter being just a mark of
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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