[Mageia-dev] Importing RPM Spec File Syntax

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Tue Jan 18 19:59:32 CET 2011

Am 17.01.2011 23:50, schrieb Per Øyvind Karlsen:
> 2011/1/17 Florian Hubold<doktor5000 at arcor.de>:
>> 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?
> Legacy practice which got stuck with some...
> 'Name: foo' will always define %{name} now (which has been the case for ages),
> so there's no longer use in doing this anymore.
> It mainly adds unnecessary obscurity and confusion, please just drop this.
> --
> Regards,
> Per Øyvind
Thanks for the info, just what i thought.

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