[repo-coord] Repo information inside rpm?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Aug 13 20:03:53 CEST 2004


Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:

>> + What is the comp supposed to mean, and if it means component or a
> 
> 
> "comp" is the component, typically "os", "updates", "stable", 
> "freshrpms" etc. In apt terms, it is the blabla what comes in the end of 
> the RPMS.blabla directory name.
> 
>>   seperate repository, it would mean you can't move it later without
>>   rebuilding ?
> 
> 
> Right. Not if you want to keep things consistent. On the other hand, how 
> often do you move a package from one component to another?? Perhaps from 
> "unstable" to "testing" and later to "stable", but then it probably 
> requires rebuilding anyway.

I, for one, rarely rebuild packages on stability/component changes, 
particularly when moving from testing->stable.  I wouldn't be 
comfortable being forced to rebuild for this.

Now, if it were possible to modify tags of existing rpms...

-- Rex



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