Using {dist} when I only have pre-compiled binaries?

Valery Reznic valery_reznic at
Tue May 26 06:20:42 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 5/26/09, Matt Harrington <mbh.lists at> wrote:

> From: Matt Harrington <mbh.lists at>
> Subject: Using {dist} when I only have pre-compiled binaries?
> To: rpm-list at
> Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 3:01 AM
> >From this document, it sounds
> like {dist} is set by "make tag" or "make build":
> CVS also appears to be involved somehow.
> I have precompiled binaries for EL5 that I'd like to
> package up.
> These binaries are different from ones for other
> distributions.  How
> can I set {dist} so the resulting RPM is marked for EL5
> only?
> Matt
In your spec file you can use "Distribution' tag.
Or if your package already built you can use rpmrebuild
( to insert/remove/change any tag

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