[CentOS-devel] rpm2cpi and Mock on CentOS 7 and 8 cannot handle Fedora 31 SRPM's

Sat Nov 2 22:34:45 UTC 2019
Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com>

On Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 04:47:01PM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Fedora 31 elected to use a new compression algorithm, "zstd", to
> compress RPM's. The result of this unnecessary optimization is that
> even commercially supported and long-term-support operating systems,
> like RHEL 7 and 8, and CentOS 7 and 8, cannot deconstruct leading edge
> Fedora SRPM's, especially the bleeding edge ones from rawhide.

This is not the case. 

Fedora switched binary rpms to use zstd.
src.rpms are still using xz? (or perhaps gzip, but definitely not zstd).

Fedora src.rpms should unpack fine on el 6/7/8.

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