Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3007
do not let rpm accept large values for certain fields
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:22:56 EDT
On Mon, May 24, 1999 at 10:07:04AM -0700, Jauder Ho wrote:
> Feature request for the next rev of rpm. I am developing
> tool for Redhat (soon to be joining Redhat too).
> Basically people are putting gratuitously long lines in
fields such as
> Packager and License. Since I intend for the field to be
indexed by the
> database, it cannot be a super long string. Currently it's
set to 255
> chars although if we can make it shorter, it would be even
better. This is
> to head off instances where people have put the entire
text of the GPL in
> the license field which is a BAD thing. Thanks.
> Jauder Ho <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Bunch of errors still popping up. There are some issues
such as people
> > having extraordinarily long Packager lines. I've bumped
up the size from
> > 100 to 255. Hopefully that will hold it for a bit.
Bumping it by too much
> > is not advisible as this might have to be an indexed
column in the future
> > and I would like to strongly discourage gratuitous
> > Can we have some checks in the next release of rpm built
so that certain
> > strings are of a reasonable length and silly control
chars are stripped
> > out too? Who do I talk to for this?
actually Jeff Johnson <email@example.com>
said he would look into this one. Maintainer might want to talk to him
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
For RPM issues, please try a current release such as Fedora Core 4; if bugs
persist, please open a new issue.