[CentOS-devel] dist tag in rebuild SRPM

Tue Jul 15 15:02:07 UTC 2014
David Mansfield <centos at dm.cobite.com>

Hi All,

Congrats on Centos 7, and thanks a million!

This may have been answered before but I can't seem to discover...

I did:

yumdownloader --source sssd
rpmbuild --rebuild sssd-1.11.2-68.el7_0.5.src.rpm

And the packages I got had a different "dist" tag than the installed 

Installed versions are ".el7_0" and the built ones were ".el7.centos".

sssd-1.11.2-68.el7_0.5.x86_64                <== in repo
sssd-1.11.2-68.el7.centos.5.x86_64       <== rebuilt locally

Is there a reason for this mismatch and is in intentional or an error?  
It's a pain in the butt because I often want to replace existing package 
version using 'rpm --replacepkgs --oldpackage' while testing fixes and 
this makes it close to impossible due to huge dependency issues.

(also, it seems like the default rebuild of the above package "forgets" 
to generate one of the necessary packages: python-sssdconfig, but thats 
a different issue).

David Mansfield
Cobite, INC.