[CentOS-devel] specspo issue, and not an RPM issue

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Mon Apr 6 22:30:39 UTC 2009


On Apr 6, 2009, at 5:21 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
>
> I would apply a 'lazy fix', next time we have occasion to
> visit the underlying packages, at most
>

I would prefer a more active fix such as
	1) reasonably designed markup, the PO format is quite clunky.
	2) a database schema, using dgettext as a key->value retrieval
	mechanism has always been arcane and is sadly deficient in 2009.
	3) A web infrastucture for distributing RPM pkg summary/description/ 
group
	(and for extra credit) any other scalar string identifiers associated
	with a package. From rpm's client POV, all that is needed is a URL
	to attempt remote -> local cache for use by all applications that
	use rpmlib. Use UUID's for additional extra credit.

But be  lazy schmuck if you want. ;-)

73 de Jeff



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