[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Mon Jan 17 05:45:39 CET 2011

On Saturday, January 15, 2011 04:07:56 pm Anssi Hannula wrote:
> 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?
I am for having it to remain compatible
> 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.
I think we should have compatibility as much as possible. This would make it 
much easier to use the same spec on both disti's. We don't need to create more 
work than really needed.
> However, it seems blino disagreed with this, and he thinks we should not
> have these macros at all.
> What do other people think?


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