[Rpm-metadata] files listings

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Oct 22 04:39:18 UTC 2003

Hi all,
 I was thinking about the listing of all the files in any rpm.

I figured package-based entries and then the complete file lists, maybe
marking directories with a type attribute.

but how to uniquely id the packages - should we use the package
checksum? or would nevra be sufficient, or maybe just the filename as it
is listed in the metadata file.

<package someidentifier attribute>
  <file type='dir'>/some/dir</file>

or we could do:

<package> someidentifier attribute>

I figure whatever identifier used here should be duplicated in the
changelog/misc metadata file too.

thoughts? suggestions?

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