Systemd macros (f18+)

Tom Lane tgl at
Thu Sep 13 14:38:07 UTC 2012

Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at> writes:
> But then we'd introduce two macros now, for two old distros, that make
> no sense on the next distros anymore but we could never get rid of them
> anymore, because we'd break the old packages...

So what?  It's not like the carrying cost of redundant macros is
anything significant.  Meanwhile, by refusing to do this you are
inconveniencing a lot of package maintainers for whom the costs
of having different specfiles in different branches *are* significant.

			regards, tom lane

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