Description of problem:
I'm working on trying to port Snapcraft to support building snaps on a Fedora base, which involves interacting with DNF to install packages and such. However, because snaps are read-only images, I can't mutate the rpmdb and dnfdb stuff that is in the base snap.
What I want to do instead is copy that out to a writable location and actually tell DNF to use that instead so that I can actually avoid doing weird things with libsolv.
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This is related to work enabling building Fedora content as snaps.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 29 development cycle.
Changing version to '29'.
You can change DNF's persistdir easily.
But RPMDB location is fixed.
what would you recommend if we want a configurable RPMDB location?
I was thinking about RPM supporting an env variable for that, for example: RPM_RPMDB_PATH=...
Rpm's database path has always been configurable, just set %_dbpath macro to the desired path prior to explicitly or implicitly opening the db.
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