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Re: Additional features or bug fixes for rpm-5.1.7?

From: devzero2000 <pinto.elia@gmail.com>
Date: Mon 12 Jan 2009 - 16:47:07 CET
Message-ID: <b086760e0901120747x4a08b46bm8df27673664bf7db@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com> wrote:

> (not seen this message come through. apologies if duplicated).
> Begin forwarded message:
>  From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
>> Date: January 12, 2009 8:58:52 AM EST
>> To: rpm-devel@rpm5.org
>> Subject: Additional features or bug fixes for rpm-5.1.7?
>> The release of rpm-5.1.7 is likely pending in the next week or two.
>> Several important implementations that are ready for release were moved
>> into rpm-5.1.6+ this weekend, including
>>    1) Using PCRE (which is now a MANDATORY build pre-requisite for RPM) to
>>        parse dependency EVR tags and apply tag data validation patterns.
>>        RPM has always been too loose about what is permitted in tag
>> content,
>>        the data validation patterns will help ensure package metadata
>> reliability.
>>    2) Adding signature support using OpenSSL as well as BeeCrypt and NSS.
>> All
>>        three implementations are now fully supported. I'll finish up the
>> 4th
>>        crypto implementation in RPM, using -lgcrypt, one of these days,
>> mostly because
>>        GCrypt has support for ECDSA.
>>    3) Adding --needswhat/--whatneeds generalizations of
>> --whatprovides/--whatrequires.
>>        This is basically a loop over all, not just one, Provides: or
>> Requires:, and
>>        helps identifying, say, "unused packages" quite a bit easier.
It is necessary, i think, to add also the corrisponding simple macros in

rpm alias --whatneeds --queryformat '[%{whatneeds}\n]'
rpm alias --needswhat --queryformat '[%{needswhat}\n]'

This also in HEAD.

Received on Mon Jan 12 16:47:10 2009
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