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02-04-2010 04:34 PM

RPM builds and Vendor tag
 
I'm looking for some direction on using the vendor tag in RPMs that my
organization is re-rolling.

From: Maximum RPM: Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit


The vendor Tag


The vendor tag is used to define the name of the entity that is responsible
for packaging the software. Normally, this would be the name of an
organization. Here's an example:

Vendor: White Socks Software, Inc.




My question is, that if I simple re-roll the RPM to change the dist tag (no
spec file changes or install changes); should I also change the vendor tag
to my organization?



Greg Wilson
Information Technology Specialist
Systems Deployment and Support Division

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Jon Ciesla 02-04-2010 04:38 PM

RPM builds and Vendor tag
 
Greg_Wilson@aotx.uscourts.gov wrote:
> I'm looking for some direction on using the vendor tag in RPMs that my
> organization is re-rolling.
>
> From: Maximum RPM: Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit
>
>
> The vendor Tag
>
>
> The vendor tag is used to define the name of the entity that is responsible
> for packaging the software. Normally, this would be the name of an
> organization. Here's an example:
>
> Vendor: White Socks Software, Inc.
>
>
>
>
> My question is, that if I simple re-roll the RPM to change the dist tag (no
> spec file changes or install changes); should I also change the vendor tag
> to my organization?
>
>
>
> Greg Wilson
> Information Technology Specialist
> Systems Deployment and Support Division
>
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If it's for internal use, do whatever you like, really. If it's for
Fedora, we don't set it in the spec, it's set by the build system.


https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#rpmlint

-J

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"Tom "spot" Callaway" 02-08-2010 08:09 PM

RPM builds and Vendor tag
 
On 02/04/2010 12:38 PM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
> If it's for internal use, do whatever you like, really. If it's for
> Fedora, we don't set it in the spec, it's set by the build system.

It is worth pointing out that the Vendor tag is optional in modern RPM.

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Panu Matilainen 02-09-2010 06:24 AM

RPM builds and Vendor tag
 
On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Tom spot Callaway wrote:

> On 02/04/2010 12:38 PM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> If it's for internal use, do whatever you like, really. If it's for
>> Fedora, we don't set it in the spec, it's set by the build system.
>
> It is worth pointing out that the Vendor tag is optional in modern RPM.

True, but it is also optional in rather ancient versions of rpm :)

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commit f640acd1b4b6e5f149de40c6200d6ff6fc1a87d4
Author: marc <devnull@localhost>
Date: Tue Jan 13 19:56:18 1998 +0000

Remove requirement of Distribution, Vendor, and Packager
---

You're probably thinking of Group which was a required tag until rpm >=
4.6.0.

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