[CentOS] rpm building and hyphens in Version tags

Tue Jun 8 01:47:21 UTC 2010
R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org>

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Joseph L. Casale wrote:

>> ehh?
>> 	Names must not include whitespace and may include a hyphen '-'
>> 	(unlike version and release tags).
>> That is, version and release are UNLIKE name.  name MAY have a
>> hyphen.  by inference (and as you have seen), version and
>> release may not.

> How would you handle this case? As per my last email , I used a
> -n in the %setup to cd into the right dir but I am left with improperly
> named and versioned rpms as they don't actually match the source!

A %{dist} tag, or the variations, have a long and muddy 
history, not even interesting to the participants of those 
wars.  My only advice is:
 	Don't fight city hall here

-- Russ herrold