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Re: [Fedora-packaging] disttag



Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:

In the event that a single spec file is used for multiple versions of
Fedora Extras, it is feasible that two packages with identical
"%{name}-%{version}-%{release}" values could exist.

This is going on a tanget I admit but .. looking forwards couldn't RPM be taught to use a specific DistTag: tag for this. RPM version comparisons could then be based on something like %{disttag}:%{epoch}:%{version}-%{release} (%{disttag} == 0 signifying a dist agnostic package). Rpmbuild could even implicitly set this using a disttag macro like the one you suggest.

To keep overloading the Release: tag with more implicit information seems wrong.

Carwyn


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