Add a fake rpm in database
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Tue Nov 16 15:32:03 UTC 2010
On Fri, 12 Nov 2010, Murilo Opsfelder wrote:
> I'd like to know if it's possible to add a kind of fake rpm in rpm database.
> I would provide all rpm headers, for instance, from a file and add these
> headers in rpm database. As if I was running "insert" commands in it.
> I only need rpm name and version to be added in database.
I suspect a 'dummy' RPM, triviallty created and installed,
will meet your requirement
has a worked example, of a .spec file that provides an rpm
name, and a version set as to your choice, to the rpm
The example was written in an LTSP environment I build for a
client, where I needed to prevent 'loady' xscreensavers from
being installed on a diskless workstation environment, as the
X clients ended spending all their driving the screen savers
rather than performing desired functions. I wanted to make
sure the Requires: of some package was satisfied, so that all
dependnecies were satisfied, for certain script based updates
-- Russ herrold
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