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Kenneth Porter

shiva at sewingwitch.com
Tue Aug 5 18:10:35 UTC 2008

On Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:43 PM -0500 Jerry Amundson 
<jamundso at gmail.com> wrote:

> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/DistTag

Some interesting text at the bottom of that page, justifying exclusion of 
RPMForge's disttags:

> RPMForge precedes the distribution value with a numeric value, designed
> to assist in upgrades between versions of Red Hat Linux, Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux, and Fedora. I really don't think that an upgrade path
> between RHEL and Fedora is viable, or something that we should attempt to
> promote. If Fedora used the same dist tags, we'd be implying that there
> was support for upgrading between drastically different distributions. It
> also adds an extra layer of complexity to the Release field, confusing
> users and new packagers.

Is not RHEL (and, by extension, CentOS) a cherry-picked snapshot of Fedora? 
Will the next RHEL not be some slice of Fedora? If RHEL comes from Fedora, 
then at some point in time the current RHEL will need to be upgradable to 
some extraction of Fedora.

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