Bug 173711 - Request for a binary wrapper for rpm
Request for a binary wrapper for rpm
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-11-19 01:22 EST by David Fyfe
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-20 23:00:48 EST
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Description David Fyfe 2005-11-19 01:22:34 EST
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Description of problem:
I would like to request a feature to be added to rpm so that you can give it a binary package to install and all it's details would be stored in the rpm database and could be uninstalled easily. I think this is a big problem as many binary installers do not provide uninstall ability and you can not be sure where all files end up.

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2005-11-20 21:54:20 EST
Um, have you ever tried rpm --erase? It's rather easy, works just like you describe.
Comment 2 David Fyfe 2005-11-20 22:32:27 EST
Sorry I was not clearer in my post, what I mean is to install a binary package
eg JDK-blah.bin with rpm so rpm can keep track everything that is installed and
be uninstalled with rpm, it is not the uninstalling using rpm that the feature
request is for, but for the installing.

David Fyfe
Comment 3 John Mahowald 2005-11-20 23:00:48 EST
That's a shell script archive. Extract it and get something rpm can use.

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