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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



Peter Backlund wrote:

[snip]



solution. I've searched a bit, and it seems that Mandrake and Debian both
have a policy to include the library soname in the package name :
http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/RpmHowToAdvanced#Library_policy



Unrelated, but I have to ask: what is the purpose of defining name/version/release like this:

%define name    gtkmm
%define version 1.2.4
%define release 1mdk

and then:

Name:           %{name}
Version:        %{version}
Release:        %{release}

I've seen it in a number of spec files.


The is the "Marc Ewing School of Packaging" style, adopted by GNOME, and one of
the first attempts at generating *.spec files automagically from scripts, that still flourishes
(like a milk weed does.


There is no reason whatsoever to use %define's for name/version/release however.

And please no "Well, Mandrake sucks!".


MDK is RHEL optimized for the i686!

Perhaps MDK would be willing to tak over hosting of the endless optimization discussion from
fedora-devel too.


73 de Jeff




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