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Re: Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch



On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Bill Nottingham wrote:

Panu Matilainen (pmatilai laiskiainen org) said:
Why do you think it's bad - because of the ':' used as separator, or "just
because" (epochs are evil and all that)?

It uses a valid release character as a separator between epoch and
release,

Mm.. urgh, rpm actually accepts ':' in both version and release strings.

making parsing without reading the header more 'interesting',
without knowing which version of RPM created the file.

Make that "without knowing what kind of configuration was this RPM created with" or "without knowing if 'mv' was used after package creation. Remember, the filename has zero guarantee to have any resemblance on the package contents. The output filename is configurable already, has "always" been, so the n-v-r.arch.rpm format is just a defacto standard.

	- Panu -


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