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

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Wed Jul 1 19:37:56 UTC 2009

Jussi Lehtola (jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org) said: 
> > > 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
> anywhere.
> Could we just do things the easy way, and propose the %{?dist} tag to be
> made mandatory?

Well, we have a proposal on the table to move to one global signing
key, which removes one argument.


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