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Re: Piping a rpm package into rpm command

From: James Olin Oden <james.oden@gmail.com>
Date: Mon 03 Mar 2008 - 16:32:22 CET
Message-ID: <ac921f990803030732u1a81b070i17d3692ac24336c@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Mar 3, 2008, at 9:44 AM, Stefan Westmeier wrote:
> Hi,
>
> just wanted to know if there is any chance that rpm packages can be piped
> into the rpm command!?
>
>
> Could be done, but there has to be some demonstrable need.
>
> For starters, a single package on stdin is a rather naive idea. Most rpm
> transactions are composed of 100's or 1000's of packages, and
> stdin is just not the best input method for concatenated packages
> themselves.
Jeff, there's actually enough markers to pull out multiple rpms from a
single stream.  You know this though, I was just pointing it out for
others.
I'm with you though I'm not sure what the demonstrable need would
be...unless the stream was coming from some other system across a
network, ultimately.

Cheers...james
Received on Mon Mar 3 20:35:33 2008
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