[users] Dropping the repotag

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Sun Mar 18 18:38:41 CET 2007


On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Andreas Rogge wrote:
>
> > What I actually argue is that using the revision tag for it sucks. You
> > can write arbitrary strings into the revision and these repotags are not
> > required and they are only line noise to the package manager (same for
> > disttags).
> 
> Same for name, version and release. They are not required and could 
> therefor be removed from the filename. At some point in the past SuSE 
> didn't have version and release tags in their RPM filenames.
> 
> The directory listing were slimmer :)

In fact, IIRC, they didn't have architecture tags either. So it would be:

	glibc.rpm
	glibc-devel.rpm

I'm wondering if that had anything to do with ISO limitations back then.
Or maybe to reduce bandwidth usage :)

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