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Bug 133617 - Wrong distribution info in rpms
Wrong distribution info in rpms
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-25 05:33 EDT by Patrik Elmberg
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-26 13:25:00 EDT
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Description Patrik Elmberg 2004-09-25 05:33:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Is there any way to say what distribution an rpm belongs to?

>rpm -q --qf '%{DISTRIBUTION}' fedora-release
Red Hat Linux

But I expected to see something similar to fc3test1.

The main benefit would be to query a package prior installation.
Also, rpm command could warn the user if there is a distribution
mismatch when trying to install an rpm.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. for tag in $(rpm -q --querytags) ; do cmd="rpm -q --qf '%{$tag}'
fedora-release"; echo $cmd; $cmd; read; done

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-26 13:25:00 EDT
The distribution tag is added when packages are built.

Unfortunately, packages often are included in other
collections, like "fc3test1", without rebuilding.

Hence, adding static content to packages to describe
what distribution it belons to is simply the wrong thing
to do.


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