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Re: On disttags (was: Choosing rpm-release for fc1 and fdr add-on rpms)



On May 13, 2004, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

> So will FC3 has disttags? :)

Frankly, I don't see the point of disttags for the core packages.  The
only purpose of disttags IMHO is to differentiate builds of the very
same package for different OSs/releases.  Fedora Core packages never
use this; if there's a rebuild for the next release of Fedora Core,
the build number is incremented.  If there's an errata-like patch
build for an update for an earlier release, it can get a .1 suffix
to the released build number, for the first such build, and have this
suffix incremented for subsequent builds.  So, when are they useful
for packages in the Core?

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}



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