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Re: [Libguestfs] Rethinking appliance building



On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 04:28:39PM -0700, Thomas S Hatch wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com>wrote:
> > > (4) Must be able to list out the files in a downloaded package.
> >
> > RPM: rpm -qlp foo.rpm
> > Debian: dpkg-deb -c foo.deb
> >
> pacman -Qlp  foo.pkg.tar.xz

RPM stores per-file metadata: basically if each file is a config file,
documentation and a few other things.  Is this available in pacman?
For Debian we have to synthesize this (eg. everything in /etc is
marked as a config file).  It is not very satisfactory.

Rich.

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