Backwards compatibility of the RPM format
avi at scylladb.com
Tue Oct 2 10:10:13 UTC 2018
Hi, I'm considering moving from mock to rpmbuild, since simplifications
in my build process now allow it and rpmbuild is generally faster.
A possible problem is incompatible changes in the format. If I build on
Fedora 28+, will the resulting RPM be installable on RHEL? The RPM is
self-contained and has no dependencies.
- are the file formats compatible, and will they continue to be
compatible? I know that compression algorithms have changed, but perhaps
they were backported (or happened early enough to be included in RHEL)
- are there flags I can specify to tell rpmbuild to restrict itself to
an older feature set?
- is this a supported practice, or do you recommend against for
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