[Fedora-packaging] Statistics on usage of disttags in Fedora Core and Extras

Christopher Stone chris.stone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 19:20:22 UTC 2007

On 4/7/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> Christopher Stone schrieb:
> > On 4/6/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> >> I also plan to remove disttags from those of my packages that update
> >> seldom, as I think it's just utterly confusing if there are packages in
> >> FC7 that still have a disttag ".fc6" in it.
> >
> > huh?  How is this even physically possible?
> > /me am confused.
> You mean "Packages in FC7 that have .fc6 as disttag"? Easy: That happens
> if a packages was never rebuild during a devel cycle. And that happens
> quite often:

So in other words, when the release team branches devel to F7 they
don't do a rebuild on all packages like they should?

This seems just a little dangerous to me.  All packages should be
rebuilt on branches.  I am really quite surprised that this is not
already done.  There are already automatic rebuilding scripts, why not
just kick off a shell script?

I would think that checking that a package actually builds before a
release would be somewhat important...

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