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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch



On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Ralf Corsepius wrote:


On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 13:30 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Ralf Corsepius wrote:


On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 13:10 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Callum Lerwick wrote:


On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 10:49 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
To put it shortly, I going to switch the default rpm queryformat to
include package architecture (ie what you get now with
rpm -q --qf "%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n") in a few days or
so.

Not %{name}-%|epoch?{%{epoch}:}|%{version}-%{release}.%{arch} ? :)

FWIW, upstream rpm.org now uses this as the default queryformat and
supports it in queries etc:
[pmatilai localhost rpm]$ ./rpmq -q gimp-2:2.4.1-1.fc8.x86_64
gimp-2:2.4.1-1.fc8.x86_64
-1

The epoch is the most significant factor in version comparison, might as
well show it...
with this queryformat people now will start bitching on why they can't
find a file of this name - the same applies to "all small letters file
names".

I'm changing the default filename too to match this, for this very reason.

Pardon, but now you are going too far - You have driven things into
absurdity.

IMO the biggest absurdity here is the traditional behavior of hiding the epoch. Why should rpm try to [*] hide the most significant factor in it's version comparison?

[*] The epoch "leaks out" in failed dependency errors, forcing you to figure out what the heck this X: is and how to query it out of packages/rpmdb.

	- Panu -


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