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

On May 14, 2004, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

> On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 09:28:00PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:

> On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 01:51:56AM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> Frankly, I don't see the point of disttags for the core packages.
>> [...] when are they useful for packages in the Core?

> o for first it will certainly not hurt at all. 
> o it will enable the cousing fedoralegacy to have clean backbuilds.
> o it will enable Red Hat to have decent common errata for multiple
>   non-EOLed releases.
> o it will enable rawhide to have good upgrade paths for unchanged
>   packages, e.g. bump the disttag from fc1.90 to fc1.91 to rebuild all
>   packages for test2.
> o it will provide a coherent specification for Red Hat and third party
>   repos to use. Asking of repos to change/apply vereioning specs w/o
>   Red Hat to follow is not going to work.
> o there will be no more big threads about disttags w/o a resolution :)

You seem to have good points.  I'm convinced.  Unfortunately, I have
no say on what happens to Fedora Core packages, other than what I talk
developers into doing by filing bug reports in bugzilla :-)

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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