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Re: make tag and %{?dist}



On Wed, 04 May 2005 08:43:25 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

> Q: Does .fc3 have to be lowercase?
> A: Yes. This is for consistency.

And consistency is necessary or else: .fc3 > .FC4

> Q: Can't I just hardcode the .fc3 into the Release?
> A: No.

An increasing number of packages do this already. There is
no difference between hardcoding %dist or using a constant instead.

> Q: I don't have any conditionals that use the %fedora macro, do I have
> to define it?
> A: Yes. Consistency (and it serves as a quick reminder that you've used
> the right value).

Do I read this correctly? You want every spec file to define %fedora?
(uhmm...)
 
> Hopefully, that clears up dist tag usage (although, its just as likely
> to spawn another flame war).

Right. A good bait.


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