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Re: The Future of Fedora Package Management and the RPM Philosophy



On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 09:13:11AM +0200, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 07:58:03PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> 
> > - Don't make me increment integers (Release); this is
> >   what computers (i.e. the build system) are for
> 
> Whatever you suggest to change, be sure that the final spec file
> contains a real integer, not a macro defined in the build system
> or so.
> 
> It's already very discussable that %{?dist} is now used in the
> release tags.  I know this was introduced to overcome a - what
> you can maybe call - shortcome in RPM, but it has its drawbacks
> and every use of non-standard externally defined macros violates
> the principles of RPM, being able to reproduce package building.

But the disttag is designed in such a way as to also work when there
is no definition for it.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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