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|Summary:||rpm -qpi should ignore specspo|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Jaroslav Škarvada <jskarvad>|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-06-27 03:25:22 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Jaroslav Škarvada 2012-06-25 19:21:42 EDT
Description of problem: rpm -qpi should ignore specspo Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rpm-126.96.36.199-27.el5 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. yum install specspo 1. get (for example pm-utils) SRPM, change description, build 2. rpm -qpi RPM Actual results: Old description Expected results: New description Additional info: IMHO if used on locally stored RPMs with the -p switch it should show what is exactly in the RPM.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2012-06-27 03:25:22 EDT
NAK. One of the important uses of specspo is to allow non-English speakers to get a clue about the packages they're about to install, and this would make specspo even more useless than it is now. Also this behavior is actually intentional part of specspo "design": it avoids breaking all translations when somebody fixes a typo or such in the actual package description. The flip-side of course is the confusing behavior you're seeing (you're certainly not the first one to complain about this). In RHEL-6 specspo lookups are done directly on the actual string from the package (instead of going through name(tag) C-locale lookup first) so when the strings in package change, that's what you get... at the cost of breaking all translations. It would be possible to change RHEL-5 to use direct lookups too, which would fix this issue but OTOH cause unknown amount of translation regressions unless specspo gets a major update too. I dont think its worth the trouble messing with it for RHEL-5, packagers are best off just doing 'rpm -e specspo' to get it out of the way.