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Re: functionality opposite to --excludepath

From: Rajul Bhavsar <rajulbhavsar@gmail.com>
Date: Wed 22 Jan 2014 - 03:42:02 CET
Message-ID: <CAHNGuEOyDkp4O6HJFMu4b0zN_+2RvPU0Yw1Nd6+OoTMBepxMuw@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com> wrote:

>
> On Jan 21, 2014, at 2:21 AM, Rajul Bhavsar <rajulbhavsar@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Does rpm5 provides selective installation of files that begins with a
> certain path?
> > e.g. I want to install files beginning with /usr/lib. I am not able to
> find option for this functionality.
> >
>
> RPM doesn’t provide —include path because the goal is to manage
> packages, not files.
> >>> But, isn't --excludepath handles files? Also, after finding
> --excludepath only, I looked for --includepath.
>


> Easiest way to extract some files is likely to use cpio(1) options.
>
> E.g.
>         rpm2cpio somepackage.rpm | cpio -dim
> will extract all files.
> >>> Is this extraction can be specified as part of rpm installation? If it
> is not then it will be of less use for current functionality we are looking
> for, as we want to query rpmdb for various information about installed
> packages.
>


> hth
>
> 73 de Jeff
> > I am aware of --excludepath but the list can become huge in future.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rajul
>
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