[Fedora-packaging] README.Dist is preferrable to README.Fedora

Jussi Lehtola jussi.lehtola at iki.fi
Sat Oct 25 14:41:23 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-25 at 16:22 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> These are not really fedora specific. If I was to review xtide I would
> have insisted on this file being called xtide-README.dist. For example
> it is also true for EPEL. And it is also certainly true for any
> free software distribution. So I think that this is a bug in xtide.

To me README.dist is too generic - it sounds like it's from upstream.
README.Fedora clearly tells you that the file is Fedora-specific.

Isn't EPEL also part of Fedora? I don't find anything wrong with using
Fedora in EPEL packages. Or, if README.Fedora seems illogical to you to
use in EPEL, make conditionals in the spec file so that the file is
README.Fedora in Fedora and README.EPEL in EPEL.

Of course, if you want to use the same package in other RPM-based
distributions than Fedora/EPEL, then the Fedora suffix is out of the
Jussi Lehtola <jussi.lehtola at iki.fi>

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