Bug 113259 - rpm options are syntactically inconsistent
Summary: rpm options are syntactically inconsistent
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-01-11 13:15 UTC by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-11 14:44:30 UTC
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2004-01-11 13:15:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
  some options are forgiving in that you can have either an equal sign
or a space:

  --root <dir>
  --root=<dir>

while others are less forgiving and actually match the syntax in the
man  page:

  --dbpath <dir>     OK
  --dbpath=<dir>     syntax error

  it might be nice if all of the options were consistent, one way or
the other.

rday

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -4.2.1-0.30

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  try running rpm with --dbpath=<dir>
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Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-01-11 14:44:30 UTC
There's way too many options to undertake consistency revisions.

What's needed is fewer, not more consistent, options.


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