[Rpm-maint] [wish] src.rpm management

Jeff Sheltren jeff at osuosl.org
Wed Jan 21 15:54:54 UTC 2009

On Jan 21, 2009, at 7:46 AM, Maciej Pilichowski wrote:

> Hello,
>  Not a big issue, however odd -- rpm can install source rpm file, but
> it cannot list it or uninstall, user has to to it manually.
>  It would be useful to have additional flag for rpm, like "--src" to
> include source rpms
> rpm -qa --src
> would list also src.rpms, in uninstall, lists, etc.
>  My main point is -- tool which is able to install X should be able
> to uninstall X as well.
>  Your thoughts?

I wouldn't consider SRPMs to be packages like RPMs are.  As a non-root  
user, I can install an SRPM into (in my case) /home/jeff/rpmbuild  
which is the setting for %_topdir in my ~/.rpmmacros  I don't think  
the system needs to track this.


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