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Re: RPM's that fail in %post...

> On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 03:30:27PM -0500, James Olin Oden wrote:
> > > 
> > In this upgrade we would prefer to check for the existence of these partial 
> > packages, and abort the upgrade if they exist.
> > 
> > On Solaris one can type:
> > 
> > 	pkginfo -p
> > 
> > and it will list such partially installed packages.  I believe the same
> > thing could be done with RPM fairly easily, but maybe not.  Essentially,
> > all one would need to do is have some sort of a boolean in the information
> > for an RPM that denoted whethor it was a partial package or not, and then
> > extend the rpm query commandline to request the partial packages.
> > 
> Nah, booleans rot too.
So, say I was to try to patch RPM 4.04 to have some method of reliably reporting
partially installed packages on the system.  What would be an algorithm that
you would find acceptable?


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