dependency bug wodim/genisoimage

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Thu Sep 27 12:50:25 UTC 2012

On 27 September 2012 13:13,  <John.Florian at> wrote:
>> From: Adam Williamson <awilliam at>
>> Bugzilla goes by .src.rpm name not binary rpm
>> name. rpm -qi can tell you the .src.rpm from which any binary package
>> was built.
> I used to get tripped up on this too and I've been doing Linux since the RHL
> 4.0 days.  In some cases it's entirely unobvious (e.g,.
> python-imgcreate-*.rpm originates from livecd-tools-*.src.rpm).  Once you
> realize what's going on, you can usually see the connection, but I suspect
> some/many a would-be-bug-reporters give up when they simply cannot find the
> binary rpm listed in BZ.
> Perhaps the mouse-over and click-through help text of BZ's Component field
> could better explain this.  It might also be good to note how easy it is to
> grock the src.rpm name from a "suspect" file using rpm -qif
> /some/suspect/filename.

This might be worthwhile. I had no idea it worked this way, though in
hindsight it's obvious why. A hint somewhere in the UI might work
(maybe a "Can't find your component?" link). It is noted in the guided
bug report form, but I doubt many people use that after their first
couple of reports.


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