[Rpm-maint] arbitrary tag definition and use from the python interface

Peter Bowen pzb at novell.com
Fri Jul 13 17:35:19 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 13:22 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> I was wondering how possible/doable it would be to support arbitrary tag
> definition w/i an rpm.
> so in the specfile I could do (for example)
> TagDef: mytag
> mytag: foovalue
> Then that would get thrown into the rpm when built and when I open up
> the header in rpm-python maybe I could do:
> hdr.mytag
> >>> 'foovalue'
> How reasonable is that to consider for later versions of rpm?


TagDef: MyTag 20003
MyTag: foovalue

would work on the build end.  I'm not sure about the reading end.  Maybe
tag definitions could go in rpmrc? (I don't think macros are right for
tag definitions)


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