#199 Clarification regarding Group tag
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by misc.

Since F17, the Group tag is deprecated [1] However, it is likely still in use for EPEL and F16. However, this is not present in any guidelines, so maybe like BuildRoot removal, it would be worth to mention it somewhere ?

[1] http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Draft_Documentation/0.1/html/Packagers_Guide/chap-Packagers_Guide-Spec_File_Reference-Preamble.html


No shipping version of fedora rpm needs Group tag, but https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/GuidelinesAndPolicies#Distribution_specific_guidelines probably does need clarification (for el5)

"All current versions of Fedora (and their respective RPM versions) treat the Group tag as optional. Packages may include a Group: field for compatibility with EPEL, but are not required to do so."

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Announce Text:

A short section on the Group tag in Fedora packages has been added.
All current versions of Fedora (and their respective RPM versions) treat the Group tag as optional. Packages may include a Group: field for compatibility with EPEL, but are not required to do so.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Group_tag

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