RPM and Detailed Querytag Research
joe_wulf at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 6 22:04:30 UTC 2012
How can I get a listing of all the internal meta-data for any particular RPM,
regardless of the OS, dot-release or architecture of the host platform,
or the RPM itself? On an RHEL 4.6 x32 system, how to get all of the
internal RPM meta-data listed out of a RHEL 5.8 x64 bit rpm? So, for
example, the RHEL5.8 rpm could have something in the "PRIORITY" tag,
that the 4.8 version of rpm might not know about.
if I use the latest edition of the OS, can I safely iterate through all
the querytags it knows about (for all the rpms), and get results when
they exist? In other words, would the latest edition of RHEL (6.2
today) know about all the possible querytags used/available in all past
editions of the OS (including back to RHEL3, yes really)?
concern is for meta-data inside an RPM (for querytag_XYZ) that the
current installed instance of rpm might not know about. How do I just
query for what is 'in' the RPM itself regardless of the OS version, dot
release or architecture (of either the host, or the RPM)?
basis for this is that I'm looking to develop a database which would
contain meta-data about every rpm, from almost all rpm-based OSs (or, at
least the important ones, like: Red Hat, CENTOS, Fedora, Scientific
Linux, Mint, etc...). I've got the ISOs for all these OS's to iterate
through for each RPM, but am researching for the optimal method to
Thanks in advance for all the help, it really is appreciated.
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