[Rpm-metadata] exclude filename from .gz files
james at fedoraproject.org
Mon Nov 28 20:35:01 UTC 2011
On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 11:20 -0500, Dennis Gregorovic wrote:
> When you run createrepo, the original filenames, including full path, of
> the files are stored in the header of the .gz metadata. There are two
> issues with this. The first is cosmetic - we're keeping data in those
> files that we don't really need. For example, this is from F-16:
> The other issue, however, is a bit more problematic. The path becomes
> part of the checksum of the gzip file itself. So, if you gunzip the
> file and re-gzip it, you get a different checksum.
> Would folks be ok with adding a flag to createrepo/modifyrepo so that
> they don't include the original path in the gzip file (or perhaps making
> that the default)? I can whip together a patch if that would help.
I would say don't bother with an option even, just do a patch to never
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