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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch



On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:24:18 +0100, 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 

Oh, yes, add my -1 here, too. Epoch is implicit in versioned requirements [1],
so please don't make it explicit in file names. This only pours gasoline
into the fire. RPM dependency hell is back, stronger than ever.

> > 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".

This is half-baked so far and only adds a lot of confusion.

-- 
[1] Requires: foo > 4.0   and foo-1:0.9-1.fc8.noarch.rpm is sufficient.


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