[Fedora-packaging] Re: Group tag in spec files

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Mon Sep 8 06:03:40 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 September 2008, Axel Thimm wrote:

> We certainly can't afford to lose LSB compliance (I didn't knew
> Groups: was referenced there), so indeed we need to step down a
> bit.

Regarding the LSB, I don't know whether the format of packages produced by rpm 
in current Fedora releases is LSB compliant even without any Group tag 
changes.  If it is, I suppose making Group optional in specfiles does not 
necessarily mean losing LSB compliance, rpmbuild could just insert some fixed 
string as its value in the package headers it produces if the tag is not 
present in a specfile.

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