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Re: createrep question



I have no idea and the COTS vendor is "researching" it. Did I mention
that I dislike COTS?

-----Original Message-----
From: yum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:yum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Seth Vidal
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 11:39 AM
To: Yellowdog Updater, Modified
Subject: Re:  createrep question



On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, Kidwell,jr, Jack wrote:

> I understand. Then let's approach this another way. Here's the patch
we
> made in createrepo/dumpMetadata.py:
>
>    def arch(self):
>        if self.tagByName('sourcepackage') == 1 or (
>        not self.options['relaxed-sourcerpm-check'] and not
> self.tagByName('sourcerpm') ):
>            return 'src'
>        else:
>            return self.tagByName('arch')
>
> Here's the original "if" expression:
>
>        if self.tagByName('sourcepackage') == 1 or not
> self.tagByName('sourcerpm'):
>
> What risks are we taking by allowing binary RPMs to omit a sourcerpm
> tag? Can we assume that, for workaround purposes, the sourcepackage
tag
> was not adequate for detecting source RPMs and, hence, the additional
> test for a missing sourcerpm tag was required? I lack your broad
> exposure to RPMs, so I don't know how commonly this condition occurs.

Then please tell me how this rpm was created. Was it made using
rpmbuild?

-sv

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