bad use of "Dist Tag" in some packages of rawhide

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Mon Nov 4 10:29:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:09:28 +0100, Dridi Boukelmoune wrote:

> > If anyone feels like adding an option to rpmdev-bumpspec, that one could
> > attempt at cleaning up Release tags -- but note that even least-significant
> > stuff right of the dist tag could be wanted by the package owner(s), so
> > simply dropping it might be wrong. E.g. sometimes it's a patchlevel number,
> > with no "pl" prefix.
> I took a quick look at the code because I had a related issue, and
> found that rpmdev-bumpspec offers a workaround. If the release tag is
> too complicated, you can extract the "bumpable" part into a
> 'baserelease' macro.

The linked spec is an example where rpmdev-bumpspec does _not_ know
what to do because of the %rhel macro in the Release tag. As a result,
the tag will be bumped at the very right side only.
> This is what I've done [1] for a package to handle the epel '0.'
> prefix mentioned in the guidelines.

Where to find that in the guidelines?
Such a prefix sounds questionable and is news to me (not being an EPEL dev).

> Dridi
> [1]

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