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Re: Rebuilds needed for Fedora 8



On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 08:03 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:40:31 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > IMO, the current convention of using x in %changelog entries instead of
> > x%{?dist} is a mistake.
> 
> Using %dist in the %changelog alters history when the package is
> rebuilt with a changed %dist value. The changelog of the built rpms
> would have the expanded dist value put everywhere, overwriting old
> values.
Right, inlined changelogs are bad in general ;)

> In general, macros in %changelog are bad.
Right, nevertheless the current practice produces bogus results.

Ralf




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