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Re: rpm-5.0.2: changing package file name convention

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Wed 06 Feb 2008 - 18:10:09 CET
Message-Id: <445A6638-2570-465C-AE29-869452E77ADD@mac.com>

On Feb 6, 2008, at 11:59 AM, Stefan Westmeier wrote:

> As all my packages will have Project and Branch, I will try this  
> out later.
> But Thx!!
> Now rpm -qa reports the correct names.
> Still messages from rpm -i will report:
> Preparing packages for installation...
> most-bin-1.0-0802061756
> Anything I can do about this?

Nothing you can do, but it would not be hard to
add a macro to differentiate the internal from the
external name of a "package" when displaying.

Lemme noodle a bit this week ... differentiating
internal names from display names likely needs
to happen for i18n (and encoding) reasons.

The classic example illustrating the problem is

     $ rpm -qi popt | grep Name
     Name        : popt                         Relocations: (not  

Should "Name:" be translated or not? Strong arguments both
for and against translating can be made.

The issue seems to be looming Yet Again, judging from this recent RFE:


(Note that I've known Goran for years, our discussion goes way way  
way back ...)

Your request is really part of a much larger puzzle ...

73 de Jeff
Received on Wed Feb 6 18:10:45 2008
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