[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.10.0 alpha released

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Apr 23 08:29:27 UTC 2012

On 04/23/2012 11:25 AM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On 04/20/2012 06:05 PM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 09:43:10PM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>> Of course we can just slap in a new rpmlib() dependency for packages
>>> with tilde in the version, that'll at least prevent older rpm's getting
>>> confused and provide a hint to users that it requires a newer rpm.
>>> This ignores the possible old packages with tilde in version and there
>>> probably are further subtleties to consider, but with an added rpmlib()
>>> dependency to prevent the most obvious mixups, I think I could live with
>>> the rest.
>> Ok, how about the attached patch (better names for the rpmlib()
>> dependency welcome)?
> Apart from the parsePreamble.c hunk not applying (patch apparently
> against 4.9.x) and two little thinkos wrt rpm typedef braindamage
> (Header is already a pointer so you need "Header h", not "Header *h"
> typically), yes this is fine by me.
> Applied (with the above issues fixed) and pushed to the master branch
> now. I suppose it looks safe enough to go into 4.10 as well as despite
> adding a big pile of strange corner-case rpmvercmp() tests I'm not
> seeing any regressions.

Oh and as for the rpmlib() dependency name, it's certainly no worse than 
what currently exists. In fact it's probably one of the more descriptive 
ones :)

	- Panu -

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