Why does Red Hat Linux 7.0 use RPM version 4.0, yet www.rpm.org only
rpm-4.0 has been documented at http://www.rpm.org for at least the last month
Okay, maybe it's been documented for the past month. I filed this bug report
over SEVEN months ago -- why was it ignored for so long? (Do you really expect
people to bother reporting bugs if the reports are going to be ignored?)
No, 7 months is a long time.
Meanwhile, you're assuming that I have something to do with www.rpm.org,
and that hasn't been the case until recently. bugzilla is for reporting
bugs against packages, not about problems with Red Hat peripheral services.
I don't assume anything about you, since I don't know you. All I'm assuming is
that someone should respond to bug reports in this system in a more timely
manner, even if it's only to say "go talk to so-and-so instead." The fact that
it took over 7 months to receive a response makes it much less likely that I'll
report the next bug I discover.
I did consider this an indirect problem with the package, though. It didn't
seem right to be using a version of RPM that nobody else could get without using
Red Hat 7.0 -- it became very difficult to try to rebuild rawhide packages for
Red Hat 6.2, for example...