Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109892
rpmdb-redhat contains packages not in RHEL 3 AS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
Description of problem:
My understanding is that the rpmdb-redhat database should only contain
information on packages that are included with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3. Unfortunately, it seems to include packages we did not ship.
For example, it includes lynx-2.8.5-11.
A dump of the database with
rpm -qa --define '_dbpath
lists 1209 packages. RHN claims 1096 packages for AS in the channel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
That's an incorrect assumption. It includes information on all
packages which are included in the unfiltered-unified tree. The reason
for this isn't technical, but more of a
turnaround-time-from-start-to-finish of the composes.
Creating an rpmdb package for only the packages we ship in each
variant would increase the compose time considerably.
The main reason this came up was because a customer was trying to use
rpm -q --redhatprovides /usr/bin/lynx to find which package lynx was
now in, and was surprised when he couldn't find the lynx package which
"Red Hat provides" in RHEL AS (which implies that it isn't in any
other x86 arch version of RHEL 3 either).
Yeah. This is something that we'll have to change for Taroon++. What
I'm considering doing is building one per variant. It will take some
work to do, but it's definitely not impossible.
As for RHEL 3, it's probably not going to change.