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Re: --test and --repackage...

On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 01:21:59PM -0500, James Olin Oden wrote:
> > > 
> > > Any fix will be to remove --test, which is pretty useless for
> > > anthing but checking for rpm segfaults.
> > >
> > Don't do that please.  Its actually quite usefull for finding out what 
> > RPM would do.  Unless of course you want to add some option for showing
> > what RPM would do package wise and transaction wise, but that probably 
> > translates to asking it to fry your eggs over easy (-;
> Curiosity:
> 	What do you find useful about --test?
> I think --test is silly, traversing all rpm code paths but doing nothing.
> As a developer traversing all code paths is a feature, but for the life of
> me I cannot see or imagine any use of --test that could not be better
> provided through other means.

I occasionally use it for finding out what a given package depends on, 
simply because 'rpm -e --test foo' is faster to type than 
'rpm -q --whatrequires `rpm -q --provides foo`|sort -u' 

	- Panu -

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