Bug 3007 - do not let rpm accept large values for certain fields
do not let rpm accept large values for certain fields
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-05-24 13:41 EDT by jauderho
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 17:47:52 EDT
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Description jauderho 1999-05-24 13:41:15 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
the rpmSearch
> 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


> Jauder Ho <jauderho@carumba.com> 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
strings.
> >
> > 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?
>
Comment 1 jauderho 1999-05-24 13:42:59 EDT
actually Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
said he would look into this one. Maintainer might want to talk to him
about it.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 17:47:52 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
response.

For RPM issues, please try a current release such as Fedora Core 4; if bugs
persist, please open a new issue.

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