[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?
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Mon Jan 17 09:40:06 CET 2011
On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 12:32:24PM +0100, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> Le dimanche 16 janvier 2011 11:26:54, Angelo Naselli a écrit :
> > In data domenica 16 gennaio 2011 00:07:56, Anssi Hannula ha scritto:
> > > 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.
> > I believe you're right at the moment, now that we're importing things,
> > but after the very first time, starts becoming nonsense since
> > i believe we're going to work on our packages distro per distro not taking
> > every time srpms from mandriva as we're doing now.
> Well, it may be a naïve hope, but I thought I could maintain the same spec file
> for Mandriva and Mageia for my packages. It's not just a matter of importing
> SRPMS from Mandriva to Mageia.
Given the fact that rpm5 is drifting away from the usage of %mkrel for using %distepoch,
I truly doubt this will happen.
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