[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Sun Jan 16 01:19:29 CET 2011

Le dimanche 16 janvier 2011 00:07:56, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
> 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?

If not having those macros means we can't compile mdv SRPMS on mageia, then 
I'd prefer we keep it.


Samuel Verschelde

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