Bug 114506 - bad file names used in src.rpm
bad file names used in src.rpm
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhn-applet (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Beth Nackashi
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Reported: 2004-01-28 15:48 EST by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-21 12:13:54 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2004-01-28 15:48:03 EST
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OK, so this is a hot button for me but I believe it is a very bad
practice.

The rhn-applet src.rpm has three files: applet.spec, version, and
rhn-applet-<version>.tar.gz where <version> is somethoing like 2.1.7

IMHO, the only correctly named file is the tarball!

1.  The spec file should be named something like rhn-applet.spec or
rhn-applet-<some_other_stuff>.spec

2.  The file "version" is really silly.  Again, it should be named
something like rhn-applet.version

Consider when a single build environment has two different packages
both of which have a file "version" but which are completely different.

There is not reason not to avoid filename collisions.
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2005-10-04 16:47:31 EDT
I tend to agree...
Comment 2 John Thacker 2006-04-21 12:13:54 EDT
It is silly, but OTOH it's not a critical or security bug, and since rhn-applet
isn't being actively developed anymore, it's not likely to get fixed.

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