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Re: Release tag conventions (Was: rpms/libnc-dap/devel libnc-dap.spec, 1.3, 1.4)

On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 17:20 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > If you go back through the email list archives there was a long
> > discussion about not relying on the fact that:
> Ed, could you please point me to this thread, or precise the keywords I 
> could use to find it? I allready tried but failed.

Hi Patrice,

You're right.  My memory is faulty and I concede the order point.  My
sincere apologies.

Still, I think something like %{?dist}.${FOO} doesn't belong in a devel
spec file.  In an FC-x spec-file I can understand why its useful and
thats cool.

Also, your arguments about trying to make FE spec files match (as
closely as possible down to the tags) some generic upstream spec file
don't, in my opinion, hold any water.  The point of FE is to produce
packages for Fedora.  If they happen to work elsewhere or if they happen
to look similar to spec files elsewhere, then thats just a coincidence.
Its not a design goal of FE and is not (IMO) a point that should carry
any weight in a discussion of Fedora conventions.


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