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Re: The updates firehose

Don Russell (fedora drussell dnsalias com) said: 
> What I *would* like (just started thinking about it) is a procmail 
> recipe to divide the  announcement e-mails into "installed" and "not 
> installed" packages.

Well, there's no guarantee that you're reading the mail on the
box in question, etc. Perhaps something utilizing yum-updatesd
might be better?

> For example... I received an e-mail with this subject:
> Fedora 7 Update: xorg-x11-server-
> Thats great... very consistent subject patterns, but from a programming 
> point of view, how do I know where the program name ends (so I can use 
> it with an rpm -q command to see if it is installed), and where the 
> version number starts (so I can compare it with the results of rpm -q)? 
> It would help is there was a blank between program name and version 
> number... or even more explicit:
> Fedora 7 Update: xorg-x11-server Version:

echo "xorg-x11-server-" | awk -F '-' '{ print gensub("-"," ",NF-2) }'

There are certainly simpler ways.


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