[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.9.0 released!

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Wed Mar 2 09:08:11 UTC 2011

We're pleased to announce the availability of RPM release 4.9.0. 
Download instructions and more detailed information are available from:


The number of changes since RPM 4.8.x is vast, but here's a (very) short 
summary of some of the highlights and more visible changes:

* Rpm now refuses to install packages which are obsoleted by an
   already installed package
* Allow installation of self-conflicting packages
* -i/--info query format has been changed to a more readable
   "tag: value" per line formatting
* New command line utilities for spec queries (with much
   enhanced functionality), package signing, keyring operations
   and database maintenance

Package building:
* Dependency generators are now pluggable and filterable
* Package scriptlets can now be macro-expanded during transaction
* Packages can now supply extra transaction ordering hints
* Short-circuiting binary builds is now permitted (but
   such packages are deliberately "poisoned")

On behalf of the rpm-team,

     - Panu -

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