[Mageia-dev] Compatibility: %mdkversion macro?
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 08:24:19 CET 2011
Op dinsdag 18 januari 2011 02:07:32 schreef Thomas Spuhler:
> On Monday, January 17, 2011 11:45:24 am Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> > Op maandag 17 januari 2011 18:23:55 schreef Thierry Vignaud:
> > > On 17 January 2011 16:58, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> > > >> Given the fact that rpm5 is drifting away from the usage of %mkrel
> > > >> for using %distepoch, I truly doubt this will happen.
> > > >
> > > > I think the mkrels will stay for a while tho' (for ease of
> > > > backporting) so I think we'll have some "breathing space" in this
> > > > regard. I suspect that once all the wrinkles are ironed out, that
> > > > we'll also go down the RPM5 route (which will hopefully be easier
> > > > for us then), in which case the distepoch will likely become used by
> > > > us too.
> > >
> > > what for?
> > > I would rather stick with other mainstream rpm-based distro and remain
> > > with rpm.org
> > i would as well, however, it might be that rpm5 will become mainstream
> > later on. However, i do think we should agree on using rpm.org until such
> > a time that rpm5 is stable by other rpm-based distro's
> > personally, i would like some new features, and i'm prepared to work on
> > it; so I might help with maintaining current rpm.
> Wouldn't then our rpm not be compatible with anybody else?
afaik every distro uses rpm with different patches and extra features. but i
can be wrong.
In any case, there are some thing like the automatic dependency chooser which
can improve (no change to spec files), and things like that...
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