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Re: RPM roadmapping



On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 11:26:14 -0400,
  Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 10:09 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 10:37:43 -0400,
> >   Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 09:36 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > > > Until the kernel gets changed to allow larger command lines (which might
> > > > be pretty soon) it would be nice if rpm had a way to read in the list of
> > > > files to process via standard input or a file. I used to have problems
> > > > doing rpm -Fvh *.rpm when the number of rpms got to be very large. xargs
> > > > won't work because much of the time several updates need to be done at
> > > > the same time.
> > > 
> > > IIRC, a file listing paths to packages should just work already.  
> > 
> > Do you know what option is used for that? I don't see a way to do that
> > described in the man page. (In particular the -f option is not for a file
> > with a list of rpm names, bhut rather the package(s) that own a particular
> > file.)
> 
> Just give the manifest file in place of where you'd give teh list of rpm
> names

OK. Is that info in the man page? I tried looking again for something that
said you could do that and didn't see anything. If it isn't there then a bug
should get filed, but maybe I am just missing it?


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