Looking for testers: RPM 4.9 alpha

Marcela Mašláňová mmaslano at redhat.com
Mon Nov 29 14:36:35 UTC 2010

On 11/26/2010 12:20 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> It's that time of year again, although there seems to be an off-by-one bug 
> in the calendar system causing some inconsistency in the timing wrt last 
> year :P
> http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2009-November/042339.html
> Anyway, before going to beta and starting the inevitable Fedora Feature 
> process, we'd like some extra preliminary testing to catch out any major 
> issues early on.
> The alpha isn't supposed to eat your system alive or anything, but proceed 
> with appropriate cauting, backing up the rpmdb etc, as usual.
> The draft release notes are at http://rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.9.0
> and Fedora compatible SRPM(s) can be found at 
> http://laiskiainen.org/rpm/srpms/
> In particular, I'm interested in feedback on the new, pluggable and 
> enhanced dependency extration system. Documentation is scarce at the 
> moment but some background and examples can be found here: 
> http://laiskiainen.org/blog/?p=35
> Note that the current SRPM is missing gstreamer plugin, cups driver 
> and automatic "devel-symlink" dependency generation, on purpose: the 
> highly application-domain specific gstreamer + cups bits can now be fully 
> moved out of rpm to gstreamer-devel etc, eliminating the need for 
> embedding python inside /bin/sh scripts and such to avoid extra 
> dependencies. The devel-symlink generation will stay in rpm but will 
> probably change somewhat, it can be handled in a more generic fashion now.
> Please report any oddities found, preferably to rpm.org Trac
> at http://rpm.org/newticket or rpm-maint list (or here for fedora-specific 
> discussions/suggestions etc).
> P.S. Pjones, before you ask ;) The much wanted ordering-only feature is 
> not in the alpha, but is likely to make it into beta. The patch itself is 
> fairly trivial and non-intrusive, we're just trying to figure sane spec 
> syntax for it (discussion ongoing on rpm-maint)
>  	- Panu -
I tried rebuild RPM on F-14. New RPM doesn't find all provides as it should.
RPM 4.9.alpha
rpm -qp --provides perl-CGI-3.50-1.fc14.noarch.rpm
perl-CGI = 3.50-1.fc14

RPM from koji:
rpm -qp --provides perl-CGI-3.50-1.fc15.noarch.rpm
perl(CGI::Apache) = 1.01
perl(CGI::Carp) = 3.45
perl(CGI::Pretty) = 3.46
perl(CGI::Switch) = 1.01
perl(CGI::Util) = 3.48
perl-CGI = 3.50-1.fc15

I suppose RPM was looking for all strings 'package' in source code. Could
you look at it? As test SRPM you can use:

Thank you,

Marcela Mašláňová
BaseOS team Brno

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