Bug 737913 - rpm doesn't update summary and description from package
Summary: rpm doesn't update summary and description from package
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: specspo
Version: 5.7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
unspecified
medium
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Martin Bacovsky
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-09-13 11:45 UTC by Peter Schiffer
Modified: 2011-09-13 12:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-09-13 12:36:57 UTC


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Description Peter Schiffer 2011-09-13 11:45:03 UTC
Description of problem:
When new release of package contains updated summary and/or description of the package, rpm -qi shows the old summary and/or description. Version, release or build date fields are updated.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.4.2.3-22.el5

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download aspell-devel package from https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/buildinfo?buildID=179374
2. rpm -qip ./aspell-devel-0.60.3-11.x86_64.rpm
  
Actual results:
Name        : aspell-devel                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.60.3                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 11                            Build Date: Mon 12 Sep 2011 06:55:09 PM CEST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: x86-007.build.bos.redhat.com
Group       : Development/Libraries         Source RPM: aspell-0.60.3-11.src.rpm
Size        : 51642                            License: LGPL
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://aspell.net/
Summary     : Static libraries and header files for Aspell development.
Description :
Aspell is a spelling checker. The aspell-devel package includes the
static libraries and header files needed for Aspell development.

Expected results:
Name        : aspell-devel                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 0.60.3                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 11                            Build Date: Mon 12 Sep 2011 06:55:09 PM CEST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: x86-007.build.bos.redhat.com
Group       : Development/Libraries         Source RPM: aspell-0.60.3-11.src.rpm
Size        : 51642                            License: LGPL
Signature   : (none)
Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://aspell.net/
Summary     : Libraries and header files for Aspell development
Description :
Aspell is a spelling checker. The aspell-devel package includes
libraries and header files needed for Aspell development.

Additional info:
This bug doesn't occur in RHEL-6 or Fedora. Expected result is taken from the same command (rpm -qip) on RHEL-6.
Rebuild of rpm database and indexes didn't help.
Behaviour is the same even the package is installed and only rpm -qi command is used.

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2011-09-13 12:16:24 UTC
One of the rpm top FAQ's, this...

In RHEL-5 the group, summary and description are coming from specspo even for English. The system was changed somewhere around Fedora 9, but changing it for RHEL 5 at this point is not feasible. 

To update any of the tree, specspo update is needed. Alternatively 'rpm -e specspo' to see the actual data from headers instead of what was at some point stored into specspo.

Comment 2 Peter Schiffer 2011-09-13 12:36:57 UTC
Closing as NOTABUG.

Thank you for the information.


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