[Fedora-packaging] Problem with tags for a package that does not use the %dist tag

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jul 1 18:59:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 13:08 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 07/01/2009 11:48 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> > You seem to think that not using the dist tag saves something
> > somewhere; in reality, it just causes you exactly the trouble that
> > you're having and doesn't really buy anything since each release is
> > signed with a different key and so the packages have to be different
> > anyway. 
> It's worth noting that this was not true when this document was
> originally written. It could probably use some additional discussion
> around how to deal with the cases where the dist tag is not in use.
> Anyone want to take a shot at that?

I wasn't aware of the complications either, since they aren't documented

Could we just do things the easy way, and propose the %{?dist} tag to be
made mandatory?
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org

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