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Re: Source RPM displayed in rpm -qi

On 28 Apr 2003, Peter Bowen wrote:

> This is indeed a problem. I think the source-rpm field is deprecated (and > only useful to find packages that come from the same build).
> > It is very strange that this field cannot be set and holds a filename > (instead of just N-E:V-R).

It doesn't even tell you what build it came from.  That would be the
cookie.  It only tells you what the source package name and EVR are.

The cookie ? What cookie ? ;)

Well, it even't doesn't tell you what the source-package is, because my source-packages have another name actually (I don't build them in one go).

	[dag@lisse ~]# ls -l /mnt/dar/packages/xkobo/
	drwxr-xr-x    2 dag      dag          4096 Apr  1 13:39 _buildlogs
	-rw-r--r--    2 dag      dag         61850 Feb 25 05:17 xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh62.i386.rpm
	-rw-r--r--    2 dag      dag         63271 Feb 25 05:16 xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh73.i386.rpm
	-rw-r--r--    2 dag      dag         63646 Feb 25 05:16 xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh80.i386.rpm
	-rw-r--r--    2 dag      dag         63683 Apr  1 13:39 xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh90.i386.rpm
	-rw-r--r--    5 dag      dag         77673 Feb 25 05:17 xkobo-1.11-2.dag.src.rpm
	-rw-r--r--    1 dag      dag          1954 Mar 11 13:26 xkobo.spec


[dag@lisse ~]# rpm -qp --qf "%{sourcerpm}\n" /mnt/dar/packages/xkobo/xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh90.i386.rpm xkobo-1.11-2.dag.rh90.src.rpm

Of course it doesn't know what the name of my source package is going to be (strictly speaking). But that field makes no sense as you can construct that field at any time using N-V-R.src.rpm.

So if it is there, we might use it for something useful :) And maybe overwrite it ?

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