Is there a proper way how to get byte range of header?

Tomas Mlcoch tmlcoch at
Wed Jun 4 11:47:46 UTC 2014

as you may know, the primary repodata contains information about header byte range, e.g.:
<rpm:header-range start="1384" end="1050136"/>

AFAIK, the rpm library doesn't provide any way how to get this information and tools like createrepo[1] or createrepo_c[2] have to do it by itself.

It would be nice if the rpm library had such functionality included, so all tools, which need this information, could use a standard way how to get it and also it would be handy for case that the header format will change in future.

Is there any plan to add such function into the rpm or it is already there and I've missed something?



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