[Mageia-dev] Importing RPM Spec File Syntax
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Wed Jan 19 13:48:24 CET 2011
On 17 January 2011 23:53, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am 15.01.2011 11:08, schrieb Remy CLOUARD:
>> 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
> 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?
Just more visibility, ideally it comes down to that package
(One point to note, if you see it in an unmaintained package go ahead
and change it if you want; however if you see it in the spec of
maintained package, ask the maintainer first, a nicety but still..
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