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

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Fri Jun 16 13:25:38 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 15:09 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > Brew never supported %{?dist} tag,
> ... never say "never" ... ;)

Indeed.  Brew supported %{?dist} for about 4 hours, long enough for us
to realize it broke some things in our infrastructure so it got punted
till later.

> >  and the guidelines say that Core
> > packages can't expect that tag to be there.
> Well, exactly this is one of the points I consider to be a "must-be
> discussed soon".
> At least I consider consistent and clear conventions on "NEVR"'s,
> which
> %dist is part of, to be a minimum requirement for closer and better
> Core<->Extra (+external repos) interaction.
> To me, the current situation leaves much to be desired.

The guidelines also mention that use of %{?dist} is optional and not
necessary in _any_ package.  As long as there is a clear upgrade path
from FE4 -> FE5 -> devel than that is acceptable.

As spot states though, if a new core package is going to use some sort
of dist like part of the NEVR, it has to follow what %{?dist} would
evaluate to, '.fc6' '.fc5' etc...  This is one of the things I look at
when reviewing a new Core package.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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