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Bug 162807 - RFE: please add a package tag that can be used to track the configuration management system's 'branch point' used to build the package
Summary: RFE: please add a package tag that can be used to track the configuration man...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-08 20:22 UTC by seth arnold
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-07-12 10:43:07 UTC

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Description seth arnold 2005-07-08 20:22:24 UTC
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Description of problem:
We find that package name, epoch, version, and revision is the long way around to determining what software is actually in the package; during initial development, version and revision numbers aren't updated often enough, and during later development, tracking something like the subversion repository revision in the rpm revision leads to too-frequent updates.

A new RPM tag that could be used to store information from the CMS system would help us more quickly determine the software deployed on end-user systems without adding signficant 'churn' for updates.

I see no reason why this tag (CVSID? SVNID? CMSID?) should ever be used in determining which package version is higher, so free-form input would be fine by me.


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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2005-07-12 10:43:07 UTC
Checked into CVS. The change should be in rpm-4.4.2-0.8 and later. Thanks for the RFE.

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