[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Sun Jan 16 00:07:56 CET 2011

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?

Anssi Hannula

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