On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:44:26AM -0400, Martin Krizek wrote:
According to , using a dist tag is mandatory. However there are
quite a few
packages  where a dist tag is missing. I am curious if those are bugs and
should be filed. Or are there any exceptions that I am missing?
Soooo, going back a level... I see that there is a "DISTTAG" in RPM
headers, but it's not set to anything in any of my installed packages.
What if we actually set this in the build system, and removed it from
the Release field in all of our specfiles (with one big recursive sed
script)? The filename generation could be changed to automatically add
this, and query and sort operations also adjusted appropriately.
It's always been pretty hacky to overload one of the metadata fields
with unrelated metadata.
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