[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?

Dexter Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 08:05:24 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:51 AM, Thomas Spuhler <thomas at btspuhler.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, January 15, 2011 04:07:56 pm Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Should we have a %mdkversion (and %mdkver/%mdvver) that is hardcoded to
>> 201100 for the time being, or should we not have one at all?
>> Not having it will cause any src.rpms that have any
>> "%if %mdkversion < x" to fail to build.
>> I'm strongly in favor of having it for compatibility reasons, so that
>> most MDV src.rpms keep building on Mageia for the time being, including
>> those provided by any 3rd party packagers.
>> Not having the macro will cause us to lose that compatibility for very
>> little benefit, IMO. It could maybe be removed after several releases,
>> but not before.
>> However, it seems blino disagreed with this, and he thinks we should not
>> have these macros at all.
>> What do other people think?
> There is also an %exclude in the file section that doesn't work on mageia
> --
> Thomas

no this doesn't work with latest rpm, in mageia AND in mandriva.
Fom rpm devs POV, this is now how it should work

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