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



On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> > 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' 

'rpm --test' is useful  Removing it would be a mistake.

How many developers would willingingly give up 'make -n'?  I wouldn't.

The first switch I ever looked for in 'man rpm' was -n.






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