[Fedora-packaging] Repotag in EPEL

David Lutterkort dlutter at redhat.com
Mon Mar 19 23:05:09 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-03-18 at 19:12 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Repotag seems to encourage such 
> repo mixing somewhat, which is why I'm slightly leaning against it.

OTOH, we'll never completely prevent people shooting themselves in the
foot; all we can do make that less painful.

> But if there is a "repotag", it needs to be placed in the release tag in a way 
> that it doesn't affect version comparisons between package releases (within a 
> repo).  Just defining %{dist} eg. as .elX.epel wouldn't work as %{dist} is 
> optional,

Could EPEL make it mandoatory for its packages ? It seems that expanding
%{dist} for this would be very low overhead and unintrusive for


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