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Re: rpm --redhat-requires, rpm --redhat-provides

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 12:58:17 +0300 (EEST), Panu Matilainen wrote:

> I'm starting to have funny ideas about 'repoquery' (or whatever you want
> to call it) which does what rpmquery does but handles seamlessly both 
> rpmdb and repository metadata information. AND provides meaningful answers 
> to things like '--whatrequires foo' - this is one of my "favorites":
> [pmatilai chip pmatilai]$ rpm -q --whatrequires openssl libpcap-0.8.3-3
> curl-7.11.1-1
> openssl-devel-0.9.7a-35
> w3m-0.5-3
> sendmail-8.12.11-4.6
> dovecot-,FC2,1
> kdelibs-3.2.2-8.FC2
> [pmatilai chip pmatilai]$
> A whopping 5 packages. Yet what REALLY requires openssl:
> [pmatilai chip pmatilai]$ rpm -q --whatrequires `rpm -q --provides 
> openssl`|grep -v "no package"|sort -u|wc -l
> 55
> [pmatilai chip pmatilai]$
> Ooops... 

Yes, that's due to automatically generated dependencies on the
openssl library sonames (libssl.so.4 and libcrypto.so.4)

  $ rpm -q --whatrequires $(rpm -q --provides openssl | grep lib) | wc -l

An interesting part about creating a new repoquery/rpmquery would be
to create high-level queries which "know" how to find out which
packages depend on "openssl" rather than letting the user find out
complex queries like above.

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