[Fedora-packaging] cleanup RPM Tags in Packaging Guidelines

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Wed Sep 16 20:10:23 UTC 2009

Till Maas wrote:
> Hiyas,
> currently the RPM Tags section in the Packaging Guidelines[0] contains a
> blacklist of some RPM Tags:
> * Packager
> * Vendor
> * Copyright
> * PreReq
> Except for the Copyright tag, they all should not be used. I want to
> propose to change this to to a whitelist of RPM Tags that are allowed to
> be used and mention only explanations about their substitutions or
> reasons why they must not be used in the Guidelines. As the previous
> sentence implicates, I also want to change it to forbid these tags
> completely (must not) or there should be some information added, when it
> is ok to use them in Fedora. E.g. when is it ok to use PreReq or
> Packager in the Spec? The guidelines do not answer this question,
> therefore it would be easier to just forbid these tags for easier
> understanding of the guidelines. If there is a reason to use these tags
> in the future, the guidelines can be adapted anyways.
> The reason why I spotted this, is because a spec posted for review does
> contain a tag called "Distribution" and the Guidelines do not provide
> any guidance about how to proceed. I assume that it must not be used
> either.
> Regards
> Till
> [0] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Tags
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Would you be willing to write up a draft for submission to the FPC?


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