Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114506
bad file names used in src.rpm
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
OK, so this is a hot button for me but I believe it is a very bad
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
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.
I tend to agree...
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.