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Re: make tag and %{?dist}

On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 16:01 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 04 May 2005 08:43:25 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > Q: Does .fc3 have to be lowercase?
> > A: Yes. This is for consistency.
> And consistency is necessary or else: .fc3 > .FC4
> > Q: Can't I just hardcode the .fc3 into the Release?
> > A: No.
> An increasing number of packages do this already. There is
> no difference between hardcoding %dist or using a constant instead.

Well, there's no time better than the present to stop. :)

> > Q: I don't have any conditionals that use the %fedora macro, do I have
> > to define it?
> > A: Yes. Consistency (and it serves as a quick reminder that you've used
> > the right value).
> Do I read this correctly? You want every spec file to define %fedora?
> (uhmm...)

If you're using %dist, then yes. You can't have one without the

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