Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73522
RFE: Ensure SRPM availability
Last modified: 2007-10-23 22:18:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
A number of packages in the Null beta updates do not have SRPMS, including
kernel-2.4.18-14, glibc-2.2.93-2, and XFree86-4.2.0-67.6. SRPMS and RPMS should
generally be made available simultaneously, particularly for GPL packages.
[IANAL, and this is beta, but it is generally good policy.] In some
circumstances, an SRPM may be inappropriate (e.g, jdk); then an explicit
override or a .nosrc.rpm should be required before adding a package to a channel.
Also, unless I'm missing something, I see no easy way to simply get
all of the SRPMS for the RPMS that are installed on my system *after* I've updated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat Linux Null Beta
2. up2date --register
3. up2date-nox -u -d --src --nosig
Actual Results: File Not Fount: r-e-d.a
Invalid RPM package kernel-2.4.18-14.src.rpm requested
Error Class Code: 17
Error Class Info: File not found.
All the packages have srpms attached. My feeling is Null was somehow busted in
that respect. Since Null is long gone now, I'll close this bug. Feel free to
reopen it or submit an enhancement request for downloading source rpms even if
your system is up-to-date.