Looking for testers: RPM 4.8 pre-release snapshots available

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Nov 27 08:05:10 UTC 2009

It's that time of year again... we're planning on getting a brand new RPM 
version into Fedora 13. While the feature submission is being processed 
and public beta being prepared, we'd like to get some extra testing of the 
new RPM to catch out any remaining wrinkles our own testing hasn't caught.

So this is a call for brave testers who eat rawhide for breakfast, to try 
out pre-release snapshot(s) of the oncoming RPM release. This is not 
supposed to eat your system alive or anything - I've used snapshots from 
rpm.org HEAD on my systems througout the development process without 
problems but you never know... so proceed with appropriate caution.

For an idea what to expect, see the draft release notes at

You can find Fedora compatible "snapshots of the day" source rpms from 
http://laiskiainen.org/rpm/srpms/ (use the latest you can find). These 
should be buildable on and compatible with F11, 12 and rawhide.

Please report any oddities found, preferably to rpm.org Trac
at http://rpm.org/newticket but mail will do too.

 	- Panu -

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