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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000043AlmaLinux-8bindpublic2021-03-22 17:29
Reportersector-one Assigned Toalukoshko  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Platformx86_64OSAlmaLinuxOS Version8.3-rc
Summary0000043: Potential debranding issue regarding version string
DescriptionBinaries of the AlmaLinux 8.3-rc RPMs based on bind-9.11.20-5.el8_3.1.src.rpm ( takes as a reference) contain a hard-coded version string which mentions the brand of upstream.

I would suggest to replace the upstream's braning against "AlmaLinux". by applying following trivial patch:

--- a/bind.spec 2021-03-05 12:50:23.000000000 +0100
+++ b/bind.spec 2021-03-22 16:30:48.023132150 +0100
@@ -609,7 +609,7 @@

 sed -i -e \
-'s/RELEASEVER=\(.*\)/RELEASEVER=\1-RedHat-%{version}-%{release}/' \
+'s/RELEASEVER=\(.*\)/RELEASEVER=\1-AlmaLinux-%{version}-%{release}/' \

 libtoolize -c -f; aclocal -I libtool.m4 --force; autoconf -f
Steps To Reproduce$ dig -version
DiG 9.11.20-RedHat-9.11.20-5.el8.1
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2021-03-22 16:26

administrator   ~0000073

Hello and thank you for report.
I had a look at CentOS and Oracle Linux packages and both have this string RedHat-branded.
Usually Oracle Linux packages are highly debranded so we should be careful and find out what side effects can possibly occur if we change RELEASEVER.


2021-03-22 17:29

reporter   ~0000074

Right, is open for years but has neither been rejected nor fixed. A "reject" would have made it clear that any rebuilds are okay to use the upstream branding at this place or that there a known technical side-effects. A "fix" would have meant that this needs to be fixed. The current, untouched state might mean anything, even a legal time bomb which can be nuked whenever upstream decides.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-03-22 15:41 sector-one New Issue
2021-03-22 16:18 alukoshko Assigned To => alukoshko
2021-03-22 16:18 alukoshko Status new => assigned
2021-03-22 16:26 alukoshko Note Added: 0000073
2021-03-22 17:29 sector-one Note Added: 0000074