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Re: make tag and %{?dist}

On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 10:00:22AM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > Except, if there are bad conventions - With all due respect, what you
> > described its waaaaay toooo complicated and means asking for trouble.
> Adding two lines to the top of a spec file is too complicated? :)

To every spec file, yeah, it's kind of a complication.

> > Instead, implement one, single, mandatory convention or even let the
> > buildsystem automatically assign, "Release" numbers which are guaranteed
> > to be steadily increasing and conflict-free between FC release.
> The buildsystem does not automatically assign anything. It builds
> packages, thats all it does. If you want it to do more, then Seth seems
> more than willing to let someone else take it over. So, unless you're
> willing to write, maintain, and run the Fedora Extras buildsystem for
> the next year at least, the buildsystem isn't going to define %dist (or
> any other field) for us.

But this doesn't need to be in the buildsystem that Seth is making at all.
It just needs to be in the redhat-rpm-config macros.

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