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Re: ambiguity in the guidelines



On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 01:41 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 16:30 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> 
> > the tag name in the rpm header is:
> > 
> > changelogname
> > 
> > notice it doesn't say 'changelogname and other arbitrary crap'
> 
> But "name" of a changelog entry is ambiguous.  createrepo takes the
> position of calling it the author of the changelog entry, which was
> surprising to me in our discussion a couple of years ago, and you seemed
> to understand that point of view:
> 
> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/rpm-metadata/2004-July/000397.html
> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/rpm-metadata/2004-July/000398.html
> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/rpm-metadata/2004-July/000399.html
> 
> Has something changed since, like the purpose of changelogname
> documented to have a certain official meaning?
> changelogname->changelogauthor could be called overloading or narrowing
> too... ;)
> 

I understand it - and what's changed is my interest in the guessing game
of what will or will not be in that field.

name == author  to me and evr should be in a different tag.


-sv


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