[Ovirt-devel] [PATCH node] Restructured makefile and rpmbuilding to simplify it

Alan Pevec apevec at redhat.com
Fri Sep 19 11:49:38 UTC 2008

Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> +Version:        @VERSION@
>> +Release:        0%{?git_release}%{?dist}%{?extra_release}
> Do you need the %git_release bit to be in front of the %dist tag ? I'd
> guess not because %dist is basically a constant for any one developer's
> build host. The %git_release & %extra_release are essentially serviing
> the same purpose - append a unique extra token - the latter is used by
> autobuild. So we could simplify it tiny a little by just merging the
> two tags:
>     Release:        0%{?dist}%{?extra_release}
> and then just set %extra_release to contain the current %git_release data
> when calling it in the Makefile.am.

I suggested git_release to be closer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines#Pre-Release_packages
> Release Tag for Pre-Release Packages: 0.%{X}.%{alphatag}

and http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/DistTag
> append %{?dist} to the end

I couldn't find guideline about extra_release.

But, Fedora guidelines are not set in stone, we already dropped %{X} part and we don't need to support upgrades across distros, so your suggestion would work for all practical purposes.

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