nodirtokens just refuses to stay fixed. I think this line from lib/rpmlead.c speaks for itself:
l->major = (_noDirTokens ? 4: 3);
What are you attempting with nodirtokens?
That code went obsolete years and years ago. The code
was used to bridge between rpm-3.0.4 -> rpm-3.0.5
Meanwhile a value of 4 in the lead existed for a short
period of time before being forced (by LSB) to _ALWAYS_
be 3 independent of _nodirtokens.
I.e. the code as written is just wrong.
Given that nodirtokens has been fixed a few times during rpm 4.x, I don't think the current maintainers share your view, Jeff.
As for expectations, I expect it to do what rpmbuild states it does:
--nodirtokens generate package header(s) compatible with
(legacy) rpm packaging
Which in practice seems to mean versions 3 in the header and careful handling of file lists.
Uff, what a wonderfully dumb thinko :)
Fixed in upstream now by just hardwiring the lead major to 3, conditionally using 4 does no good to anybody: the lead version is just irrelevant for anything but LSB "compliance" and LSB wants 3 in there.
Thanks, although it is a bit more than LSB compliance. Older versions of RPM seem to check the version number as I discovered this issue when trying to install an RPM on a thin client that uses an ancient version of RPM.
Re comment #2:
Given that I asked a question, and stated a historical fact,
I'm not sure how you can infer my view point. Have fun!
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