Bug 56020 - cpanflute uses "invalid" group Applications/CPAN
cpanflute uses "invalid" group Applications/CPAN
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2001-11-10 18:46 EST by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-10 18:47:03 EST
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2001-11-10 18:46:58 EST
/usr/lib/rpm/cpanflute creates a .spec file with "Group:
Applications/CPAN". However according to /usr/share/doc/rpm-4.0.3/GROUPS
this is not a valid group.

Among other things, this creates problems when a cpanflute-based package is
checked for validity by some system that insists on having a "legal" group
(such as, for example, http://rhcontrib.bero.org/ ).
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-15 18:52:20 EST
So edit cpanflute. The fix -- if necessary -- will be
to remove cpanflute from rpm, as it's usefulness has come and gone.
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2001-11-16 11:46:27 EST
By why not change cpanflute so that future releases of rpm-build do not have
this problem?
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-16 11:57:57 EST
Because the value of the Group: field that should be
used is a Red Hat distro problem, not an rpm problem,
and so cannot be solved in rpm source code.

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