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Re: RFE: Use generic names in packages

On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 10:42 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Saturday 30 June 2007 19:04:18 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > EPEL isn't targeted for Fedora. I did refer to the discussion. Think
> > about this from the end user perspective rather than from the project
> > perspective.
> "Fedora" is more than a distribution.

Two suggestions:

1.  Short required blurb at the top of all README.Fedora such as:
    "This documentation file is provided by the Fedora Project, from
which this package is derived for use by a number of distributions.  For
more information about this derivation, refer to <LINK>."

2.  Making use of the $DISTVAR in Makefile.common:

--- Makefile.common.original    2007-07-01 16:43:18.000000000 -0400
+++ Makefile.common     2007-07-01 16:44:00.000000000 -0400
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@
 DIST = $(word 2, $(BRANCHINFO))
 DISTVAR = $(word 3, $(BRANCHINFO))
 DISTVAL = $(word 4, $(BRANCHINFO))
-DIST_DEFINES = --define "dist $(DIST)" --define "$(DISTVAR) $(DISTVAL)"
+DIST_DEFINES = --define "dist $(DIST)" --define "distvar $(DISTVAR)"
--define "$(DISTVAR) $(DISTVAL)"
 BUILD_FLAGS ?=  $(shell echo $(KOJI_FLAGS))

Then simply use README.%{distvar} in the spec.  My personal preference
is alternative #1 because like others I see value in spreading the
Fedora brand name.  If someone's already looking through README files
it's hard to make a case that they'll turn up their noses at
README.Fedora, simply because of the name, in the absence of any other
docs covering their needs.

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