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Bug 4926 - bad use of "/" character not checked
Summary: bad use of "/" character not checked
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-05 17:16 UTC by tengel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-16 16:09:33 UTC

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Description tengel 1999-09-05 17:16:38 UTC
Illegal/accidental use of the "/" character is not checked
in the Version: tag (and possibly others) when RPM reads the
spec file, causing it to fail later in the build process.
Should be changed to check just like "-" is already checked

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-16 16:09:59 UTC
The current design of rpm says
	Everything but '-' is permitted in version/release.
even though, as we both know, certain characters like "%/$:.! \t\r\n" are
bound to produce surprises when version is evaluated in different contexts.
Without a more explicit definition of what is permitted in version/release,
it's impossible to implement a better check than is what already implemented.

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