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Re: rpm-5.0.0 and ftp / http support

From: Rolf Pedersen <rolfpedersen@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat 10 Dec 2011 - 04:10:37 CET
Message-ID: <4EE2CDAD.4060801@mindspring.com>
On 12/09/2011 06:56 PM, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
>
> On Dec 9, 2011, at 9:22 PM, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
>
>>
>> On Dec 9, 2011, at 9:02 PM, Rolf Pedersen wrote:
>>
>>> Mandriva 2011.0
>>> [rolf@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/mandriva-release
>>> Mandriva Linux release 2011.0 (Official) for x86_64
>>> [rolf@localhost ~]$ rpm -q rpm
>>> rpm-5.3.12-0.20110712.2-mdv2011.0.x86_64
>>>
>>> This is my first exposure to rpm-5 and I couldn't understand why I 
>>> couldn't rpm -qip [--changelog] URL or rpm -U --oldpackage URL, some 
>>> rpm functionalities I've come to use often, after 11 years of 
>>> Mandrake|iva.  This thread is the first suggestion of the reason 
>>> I've found, after some fruitless google searching and devising some 
>>> testing to eliminate local 
>>> corruption:https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=64914
>>>
>>> Is "network access was disabled in rpm-5.0.0" why I am seeing this?  
>>> If so, can the functionalities be restored?
>>
>> Its likely the reason, yes. But there's quite a few years of history
>> between the report and mdv2011 so I cannot say for sure.
>>
>> It is the same means to re-enable
>>> Then "opt-in" to network access by doing
>>>
>>>      echo "%_rpmgio        %{nil}" >> /etc/rpm/macros
>>
>
> I changed the behavior a few years back (I've forgot why, there is/was 
> a reason).
>
> Here's the comment (and tested with first URL at the bug report on 
> mdv2011)
> I added to bz#64914
> If you configure a macro, then ftp/http transport will be re-enabled.
>
> This can be done on the CLI by adding
>      -D '_rpmgio .ufdio'
> of done persistently by doing
>     echo '%_rpmgio .ufdio'>>  /etc/rpm/macros
>
> Note that this is "unsupported" (by Mandriva) functionality in RPM.
> hth
> 73 de Jeff
>
Ok, got -qip back.  I'm amazed there's no one else using this 
functionality, apparently.  Thanks for your help.
Rolf
Received on Sat Dec 10 04:10:39 2011
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