Bug 72491 - rename spec to avoid conflict with readline-4.3
rename spec to avoid conflict with readline-4.3
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: readline41 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2002-08-24 11:02 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-08 10:55:13 EST
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Description Chris Ricker 2002-08-24 11:02:08 EDT
Both readline41 and readline have spec files named readline.spec.  Would it be
possible to rename the spec for readline41 to readline41?  It would make life
easier for those of use who do large-scale manipulations of the entire distro.....
Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2003-03-26 12:46:24 EST
this is still broken in RHL 9 gold

readline41-4.1-16.src.rpm and readline-4.3-5.src.rpm both contain a spec named
(so those of us who need to install all SRPMs and rebuild the system have to
special-case the 41 package)
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-08 10:10:56 EST
Renaming will lose all CVS history.  Easily worked around by setting _rpmdir,
_builddir etc.
Comment 3 Chris Ricker 2004-12-08 10:17:03 EST
a) I don't care about CVS. There is no CVS yet (at least from a
customer perspective). When / if that ever becomes available, it might
be a valid argument

b) no one else has had a problem doing this with the other specs that
have had clashing names over the years

Not having to special case spec file naming stupidities is important
for customers....
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-12-08 10:55:13 EST
Personally, CVS history is important to me as a package maintainer.

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