Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40023
Wrong RPM package version number (1.9-6 vs 1.13)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
RPM package mkisofs-1.9-6 contains mkisofs version 1.13,
Which is in my opinion confusing and inconsistent.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q mkisofs
2. mkisofs --version
3. reading the output
Actual Results: [w@pluto w]$ rpm -q mkisofs
Expected Results: [w@pluto w]$ rpm -q mkisofs
The mkisofs program is part of the cdrecord sources, which is now
the cdrtools package. The source code package version number is
the version number RPM uses for subpackages. The binary mkisofs
package is a subpackage of cdrtools, and as such it gets given
the version number of the package that it comes from.
While this may be confusing, it is not a bug, but rather an artifact
of how packages are split up.