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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Jun 16 15:10:10 UTC 2006

Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 16:49 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

>>>  In Extras? No.
>> Yes. There exist packagers who (In FE devel)
>> * don't use %{?dist} at all
>> * some use N%{?dist} and increment N with each iteration.
> These are correct...
>> * some use N%{?dist}.M and increment M with each build-iteration 
> ...and these are not. More bugs to file!

I'd argue there are valid cases for using this latter construct(*), like 
fixing a packaging bug/error limited to only one fedora 
release/platform.  I'd agree that that it's use should be rare.

(*) especially for those packagers (like myself) that prefer to keep a 
single specfile sync'd for all fedora releases.

-- Rex

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