[Mageia-dev] Importing RPM Spec File Syntax

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Jan 17 22:53:39 CET 2011

Am 15.01.2011 11:08, schrieb Remy CLOUARD:
> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=spec_syntax
> Please review this page as it’s one of the most important one for the
> beginning of the mentoring process, with the RPM Howto page (yet to be
> imported).

I have one comment, or more of a question: Why is it that some time ago
there used to be this syntax as de-facto standard:

%define name
Name: %name

Never understood this, so i went with what seems the new standard,
which saves you at least 3 lines per spec and improving readability.

So anyone can enlighten me why name, release and version had %defines?

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