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Re: NVR bugs in rawhide



On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:54:26 +0300, Jussi wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 15:37 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > > %dist should be used always.
> > 
> > No.  Particulary for noarch data packages, using %dist bears an
> > additional risk. Because it becomes possible to tag a package on
> > multiple branches and break inheritance by building for more than
> > the oldest branch.
> 
> So, how do you do it without the %dist branch? AFAIK then you have to
> manually make sure that the EVR in F(N) is greater than that in F(N-1). 

Is it a problem? I don't think so.  Even _with_ %dist there are pitfalls.
 
> Say I've built foo-1-1 in rawhide a year ago and thus the package is
> available now in F-10 and F-11. How do I update to foo-2-1 in both
> distros?

Whether with %dist or not, doesn't make a difference. You commit the
upgrade to the branch that previously targeted rawhide. F-10 in your
example.


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