how to tst the "erase " functionality of an rpm

devzero2000 pinto.elia at
Thu Feb 19 17:39:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:03 AM, Jennis Pruett <jennyp at> wrote:
> I am not allowed "root" on any system, but we build rpms to
> give to our sysadmins.
> My problem:  Using my .spec file, I create rpms.
> But I can't find any way to test what will happen when the rpm
> is obsolete and the systems folks have to do the rpm -e  rpm_that_I
> built_at_one_time_in_antoher_life.rpm
> I can cpio the rpm, and use the rpm -qip to check it. But there is no way
> that I know
> of, to verify that the erasure will actually remove everything.
> Anyone have an idea?
> Thanks,
> J

Use a chroot. Most also build in a chroot

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