[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.9.0 beta1 available

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Fri Jan 21 12:42:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 01:38:10PM +0100, devzero2000 wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Michael Schroeder <mls at suse.de> wrote:
> > The first one allows to create rpms with uncompressed payloads
> > by setting the payloadformat to "ufdio", the second one sets
> > a "%_specfile" macro in the build so that people can do fancy
> > specfile manipulation/data extraction in the build.
> >
> > Hi
> Is it possible to know if exists some specific  examples of  use cases of
> these two patches?

As they are already in SUSE there's no RFE.

An example of a package where uncompressed payload is useful is
out "installation-images" package. It's a meta package that is
not shipped to customers, but used for image creation purposes.
Compression just slows down the build process.

One of the uses of _specfile is in our "find-supplements"
dependency generator script that needs to extract information
from the specfile when creating dependencies.


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at suse.de
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Markus Rex, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg

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