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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch



On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:59:59 +0200 (EET), Panu Matilainen wrote:

> >>>> 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.
> >
> > For what its worth, I agree. Epoch in the file name is a bad idea.
> 
> Why do you think it's bad - because of the ':' used as separator, or 
> "just because" (epochs are evil and all that)?
> 
> Currently you can store different versions and releases of a package 
> within a directory without them clashing - why is it ok for packages with 
> different epochs to clash in that situation?

Because no packager should ever bump %epoch without bumping %release.
Rule of thumb: New build => new release.

And yes, if %version changes, you update (i.e. reset) %release, too,
usually.


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