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Re: Dropping the repotag



On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 09:35:19PM +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 13:08:08 -0700, Greg Swallow wrote:
> 
> > > Why would a __user__ want a repotag? 
> > You're right - the average user probably doesn't (care).  It's the 
> > people that have to deal with users through bug reports and other 
> > support situations that want a repotag. 
> 
> Everything other than a clear "Vendor" id in the package header is
> broken. It is only a matter of time before independent packagers not only
> set %dist, but also the repotag, mimicking Fedora or EPEL packages.

This is far fetched science ficition. Disttags and repotags have been
around long before Fedora existed and no repo was as brain-damaged to
copy over another repo's repotag.

If you assume maximum stupidity then everything is possible, of
course, even a random permutation of name/version/release, does that
lead us to dropping version and release, too?
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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