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Re: On disttags (was: Choosing rpm-release for fc1 and fdr add-on rpms)

On May 13, 2004, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

> So will FC3 has disttags? :)

Frankly, I don't see the point of disttags for the core packages.  The
only purpose of disttags IMHO is to differentiate builds of the very
same package for different OSs/releases.  Fedora Core packages never
use this; if there's a rebuild for the next release of Fedora Core,
the build number is incremented.  If there's an errata-like patch
build for an update for an earlier release, it can get a .1 suffix
to the released build number, for the first such build, and have this
suffix incremented for subsequent builds.  So, when are they useful
for packages in the Core?

Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}

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