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Re: What's the use of rpmmtree ?

From: Sriram Narayanan <sriram@belenix.org>
Date: Sun 24 Oct 2010 - 20:05:13 CEST
Message-ID: <AANLkTinWtk2F8p4bMg8DzfpH5b2uaU3ZBcPo6cc5uSvi@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 24, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Sriram Narayanan wrote:
>
>> Hi:
>>
>> This is a newbie question. I'm facing an error about rpmmtree while
>> trying to build rpm5, and I'll ask that question on the devel list.
>>
>> But as a newbie, I wanted to know what rpmmtree is for. I'm unable to
>> find anything meaningful on the web.
>>
>
> Look for mtree(8), which is what is used on *BSD (but not linux oddly)
> to verify file digests.
>
> You don't need rpmmtree to use RPM: its included with RPM because
>        1) its a useful utility that linux has chosen to ignore
>        2) mtree uses fts(3) (which is used several places in RPM code)
>        and provides a simple standalone test framework.

Thanks, Jeff.

>
> hth
>
> 73 de Jeff
>> Thanks.
>>
>> -- Sriram
>> Belenix: www.belenix.org
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