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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch



On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 17:38 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Nov 2007, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > 
> >> Panu Matilainen wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> The ugly part is that it makes parsing harder as you have to account 
> >>> for the possibility of epoch being or not being there always, but 
> >>> OTOH you can always pick your own queryformat if you don't want to 
> >>> deal with it.
> >>
> >> Can't you unconditionally have a epoch number listed all the time? 0 
> >> if there is no epoch for that package.
> > 
> > Obviously you CAN, but do you REALLY want to?
> 
> Personally, yes. I would like to see epoch listed always so that we get 
> a consistent format for other scripts to parse.

-1 showing the epoch looks ridiculous since in most cases it'll be a 0.

Yum has done this for a long time, actually:

foo-1.1-1.noarch
1:bar-1.1-1.noarch

foo has none or a 0 epoch
bar has an epoch of 1

-sv





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