|Summary:||rpmfind silently consults only Redhat's database|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Chris Siebenmann <cks-rhbugzilla>|
|Component:||rpmfind||Assignee:||Jeff Johnson <jbj>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-16 16:07:33 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-11-13 06:20:22 UTC
Although everything about the rpmfind package, right down to the URL that 'rpm -qi rpmfind' points you at, leads one to believe that the Redhat-packaged version of rpmfind is acting just like the stock source from the master site. It is only after being puzzled by it not finding contrib packages and so on and running 'rpmfind -v -v -v <whatever>' does one discover that Redhat has altered it to consult only a database of Red Hat's own RPM packages (I believe official and Powertools only, but since there's no documentation provided about this it's kind of hard to tell). Although I understand why Redhat did this, I find it very annoying that it was done without any warning or note. Anyone reading rpmfind's documentation, and anyone knowing about it, is going to expect it to consult rpmfind.net's RPM database, not a Red Hat one. Unless they get suspicious, all the indication they'll ever get is rpmfind failing to find packages.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-11-16 16:07:59 UTC
Change the configuration in /etc/rpmfind.conf. Here's the output of "rpm -q --changelog rpmfind" * Sat Sep 25 1999 Jeff Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> - default www.redhat.com/RDF config file (Adrian Likins). - recompile with rpm-3.0.3-1.