On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 04:13:50PM -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "ZJ" == Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
ZJ> Can we patch rpm not to show this useless line?
In the context of what I wrote, there's no "useless line". I assume
you're talking about rpm -qi output, but I was being more general than
that. Certainly we wouldn't patch out the GROUP querytag, for example,
or change the RPM header format. The group field in the header will
always contain some data, and if the specfile didn't specify a group
then 'Unspecified' will be stored there.
Now, the 'rpm -qi' output is actually something you can change. It's
defined in /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt-(version). I have no idea if the Fedora
RPM maintainers, or upstream RPM, would be willing to patch that file,
since it can show valid info and Fedora isn't the only place where
people might acquire packages. Plus I figure that if anyone really
cared about what was shown there, we would have patched out the
'Relocations:' line about a decade ago. Really, 'dnf info' output is
probably more relevant at this point.
However, if you really don't want to see it, you can just put an 'rpm
alias --info' line in /etc/popt or ~/.popt. I don't believe that RPM
query expressions are sufficiently powerful to suppress the Group: line
if the group is 'Unspecified', but I'd be happy if I were wrong.
Yeah, I meant the output of 'rpm -qi'. It would be great to make
it simply skip the line instead of showing "Group : Unspecified",
but only when %GROUP is really "Unspecified". AFAICS, rpm does not have
a syntax for this, but of course the syntax is helpfully completely
undocumented, so it's hard to say for sure.
Patching ~/.popt is an option, but I would prefer to see Group if it
I filed https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm/pull/532
for the Relocations: