On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 08:42:13AM -0600, Ken Dreyer wrote:
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:24 AM, Darryl L. Pierce
> A note on specfile style: since we have a separate branch for each
> target version, you don't need to use the above conditional. Instead, on
> your el6 just use:
> Requires: ruby(abi) = 1.8
> and on F17+ us
> Requires: ruby(abi) = 1.9.1
Technically that's true, but it doesn't allow you to have a unified
spec file for all branches of Fedora and EPEL. It's quite nice to be
able to do fast-forward merges in Git, instead of having visible merge
commits, or instead of manually cherry-pick changes.
It's up to the maintainer to decide of course. I've just found it's
much easier to follow development on a package when the spec is
unified like this. EPEL in particular hangs around for a very long
Honestly, I've not done that before. I inherited one package that had a
ton of conditionals that I found hard to follow. I ended up pulling them
out, but now wonder if maybe it couldn't have been simplified instead.
Darryl L. Pierce <mcpierce(a)gmail.com>
"What do you care what people think, Mr. Feynman?"