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Re: Fedora Project launches Pre-Extras



On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:10:52 -0500, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> > I find it *incredibly* useful for this information to be in the filename.
> 
> The rpm tag space is a HUGE wasteland of crap at the moment... and it
> needs to be cleaned up and it needs to be used.

In fact changing this inside RPM would be a small disaster. It would 
require all tools that handle RPMs to be changed, it would require a 
change to the SRPMs format (possibly breaking compatibility), it would not 
be backported and therefor only considerable in 4 years when older dists 
phase out, and most likely also need a SPEC file change that becomes 
incompatible with previous RPM releases.

While in fact the current implementation has no drawbacks, is used by Red 
Hat since Red Hat 6.x (remember the kernels that have 6.x or 6x added) and 
is generally accepted.

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