Bug 51807

Summary: Create a tag with a shared cookie
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Peter Bowen <pzbowen+rhbeta>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 1.0Keywords: FutureFeature
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Description Peter Bowen 2001-08-15 13:19:52 UTC
It would be nice if there was a "shared cookie" tag for binary RPMS that
would link a binary RPM to its source RPM.  It would be, similar to the
COOKIE tag, but it would be common among the source RPM and all the binary
RPMs built from it.

This would help track RPMs as it currently isn't possible to tell if
foo-1.0-1.alpha.rpm and foo-1.0-1.i386.rpm actually came from the same SRPM
or if someone just happened to give them the same version number.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-08-15 13:26:55 UTC
What's missing is the glue that points the src.rpm to a set of
binary rpm's. This cannot be easily done because
	a) a src.rpm is implicitly noarch, can be produced on any
	machines, even if there are %ifarch subpackages.
	b) src rpm's can be built w/o building packages.
	c) bianary rpm's can be built w/o src rpm's.
cookies have all the above problems.