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Bug 4399 - RFE: support for user definable tags
Summary: RFE: support for user definable tags
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-06 17:56 UTC by kestes
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 14:56:39 UTC

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Description kestes 1999-08-06 17:56:43 UTC
I want the package builder to be able to specify name/value
which will appear inside 'rpm -qi' output.  There are many
kinds of
per-package information which I want put inside the package
queriable from the package file or the installed system.
information may not make sense in other installations so
should not be
added by redhat into all the packages.  As a hack I could
add this
info into the Description field but it is not really part of

One of these fields is the CVS Tag.  Many of my packages are
in one to
one correspondence with our CVS repository.  If I do a build
of tagged
sources I want the tag associated with the package. I want
to query
the package and find out what tag it was built with,
sometimes we lose
track of our tags, we have the package and we do not know
which tag of
many it corresponds to.

Another field is the Monitor.  Many of my packages are
services.  Every time a new service is installed on a
machine I want
my monitoring software to automatically update its
configuration and
monitor that service.  Hence the package should tell the
software what monitors to run if the package is installed on
a new

Ken Estes

Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-29 14:56:39 UTC
This feature is currently not being considered for rpm.  If you wish to petition
the feature for upstream rpm please use rpm-devel list

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