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Re: New Package: fish



On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:10:55 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 01:58 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-06-28 at 10:43 +0200, Oliver Falk wrote:
> > 
> > > * Source-Tags should contain the full URI to the tarball(s).
> > >    So in your case:
> > >    Source0: 
> > > http://roo.no-ip.org/%{name}/files/%{version}/%{name}-%{version}.tar.bz2
> > 
> > purely from a readability standpoint - that doesn't look very good.
> >From a maintainability standpoint, using macros consistently in a spec
> file is much less error prone.

In the rest of a spec file, yes, sometimes, but not in the URLs. Many
macros in download URLs often lead to the packager not updating the URLs
when they change upstream because a change goes unnoticed. From a
maintainability point of view, updating the tarball and its URL could be a
cut'n'paste job. Replacing name and version in the URL with macros would
need further effort.

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Michael Schwendt <mschwendt users sf net>
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