On Dec 31, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Derek Palma wrote:
> I have not been able to find any Java bindings for the RPM API. I
> presume they must exist and the problem is probably due to the
> effects of searching for Java and RPM with search engines turning up
> 100s of unrelated things.
The best publically available Java bindings are "jrpm" at sourceforge.
"jrpm" is the only attempt I've ever seen that can WRITE *.rpm
OTOH, note that the *.rpm packages produced by jrpm are "LSB format",
not the same format that has been produced by rpmbuild for like 6
Whether RPMv4 or "LSB format" mostly doesn't matter, but will affect
of whatever you are attempting if "jrpm" is used.
> Can someone refer me to the most respected/used Java bindings for RPM?
Note also that there was a NCSU senior project for Java bindings in
2003 (+/- a year, I forget) that is much
better designed. Alas, the project was sponsored by @redhat.com and
there is noone
around any more to ask for the licensing to be changed, and the
sources to be released.
I don't know of any reason (other than that noone ever bothered) why
the intent of
the NCSU java bindings was not GPL or equivalent.
73 de Jeff
Received on Wed Dec 31 18:46:02 2008
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