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



On Tue, 18 May 2004, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> On May 18, 2004, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 18 May 2004, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> >> Oh, that's what you want disttags for?  Sorry, but it isn't going to
> >> work.
> 
> > I disagree, it certainly can work, if used properly.  This is exactly 
> > what many 3rd party repos are doing *right now*.
> 
> Yeah, but they do it in a totally different way.
> 
> The way 3rd party repos do it is to have the very same sources built
> for multiple OS versions.

Yes, exactly.  In the case where that is not true, dist_tags are 
harmless, so this shouldn't be used as an argument against using them.
 
-- Rex



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