[CentOS-devel] git.centos.org rpms with centos in it's release

Sun Aug 10 17:14:35 UTC 2014
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> CentOS handles the DIST tag as it always has ... if we make changes,
> there will be an .el7.centos.  If we rebuild the upstream code exactly,
> then we will use their dist tag exactly.  (If this is your question).
> Since all DIST tags are dynamic (and the reason for that is because
> sometimes Red Hat uses .el7  .. sometimes they use .el7_0, .el7_1, etc).
>  Red Hat also does not hard code the DIST tag it is put in at build time
> as a variable, but not in the SPEC.

Can you please document that on the Wiki, or point to where it s
stated? It may be quite obvious to people who are already steeped in
the build system, but I'm afraid the policy has to be deduced, and is
thus uncertain, at this point. And it's a question that's come up