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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: [Bug 192912] Review Request: paps



On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 09:41 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Florian La Roche <laroche redhat com> writes:
> >> I think the long term plan is to implement support for the %{?dist}
> >> macro set in brew. Jesse?
> 
> > This would make a lot of sense to avoid changes to spec files if you
> > want to build across several releases.
> > Shouldn't we change Fedora Core and mass-apply this change to all packages?
> 
> I'm having a hard time getting excited about this, and an even harder
> time believing that it's something that should be mass-applied.  Even
> when an SRPM is code-wise identical across multiple branches (and at
> least for my packages that's the exception not the norm), the
> corresponding spec files are *never* identical; they have at least
> different changelog histories.  So I have basically zero use for a
> dist macro.

This is one of the reasons why using the dist macro(s) is not currently
mandatory.

~spot
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