Bug 604532 - ivtv-firmware has missing %{?dist} tag in NVR
ivtv-firmware has missing %{?dist} tag in NVR
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ivtv-firmware (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
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Reported: 2010-06-16 03:56 EDT by Daniel Mach
Modified: 2013-07-04 18:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-05 15:36:12 EDT
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Description Daniel Mach 2010-06-16 03:56:38 EDT
%{?dist} is missing in package release.

actual NVR:

correct NVR:
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-16 04:13:21 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-15 10:29:54 EDT
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **
Comment 3 Jarod Wilson 2010-08-05 15:30:31 EDT
Firmware is firmware is firmware. The same firmware package could be used across multiple distributions without having to rebuild it, since there's nothing to rebuild. Firmware is quite commonly packaged without a dist tag. This is not a bug.
Comment 4 Jarod Wilson 2010-08-05 15:33:05 EDT
Slightly more background info: This firmware hasn't changed since 2008, as evident from the version string. We package it once in Fedora, without a dist tag, and the same package then gets propagated to all current trees at the time, and then gets carried forward to each new release. The contents aren't going to change, since its a binary-only firmware.
Comment 5 Mauro Carvalho Chehab 2010-08-05 15:36:12 EDT
I agree with Jarod's aguments. So, I'm closing it as NOTABUG.
Comment 6 Dennis Gregorovic 2010-08-05 15:48:48 EDT
What happens if we want to deliver ivtv-firmware-20080701-20.2 on RHEL 5?  We would need to rebuild the package for several reasons (different GPG key, RHEL 6 RPMs aren't backward-compatible, different buildroots).  So, in order to rebuild the package you would have to modify the release field.  It's much simpler to use %{?dist}.  It makes rebuilds much more pleasant.

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