[Rpm-maint] RPM released!

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Wed Feb 6 10:14:57 UTC 2013

As previously announced [1], shortly after the release of RPM 4.10.3, a 
regression of potential data-loss severity was discovered in it and the 
entire release pulled back for further investigation. As the 4.10.3 
release can in some cases cause data-loss, the tarball will not be 
reintroduced to downloads, instead this release effectively replaces it.

For download instructions and changes from 4.10.3 see the release notes at:


The problems of 4.10.3 are closely related but not equal to those of 
4.11.0. While additionally fixed a long-standing %ghost %config 
erasure quirk explained in [2], that is not included in this release: 
the code-bases differ significantly in their handling of %config files 
and backporting would've required far bigger changes than is comfortable 
for this kind of emergency-fix. In other words, the only thing changed 
here is fix for the regression that 4.10.3 introduced, and test-suite 
cases to verify the behavior.

[1] http://lists.rpm.org/pipermail/rpm-announce/2013-January/000040.html
[2] http://lists.rpm.org/pipermail/rpm-announce/2013-February/000041.html

On behalf of the rpm-team,

     - Panu -

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