[CentOS-devel] Question re RPM Package Naming

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Wed Apr 18 01:51:29 UTC 2007

When building RPM's for CentOS, should I include ".el5.centos" in the
Release field? I recently built (you might remember) pdftk-1.12-1.i386.rpm
and have made it available for testing and inclusion in the Centos repos.
However, when trying to find RPM's, I find it helpful if the package
filename includes the distro and distro version number. I can easily
produce "pdftk-1.12-1.el5.centos.i386.rpm" and other related files, but is
this kosher? Or is the ".el5.centos" designation reserved for official
releases, post-QA?

Just trying to do the right thing here. . .


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