Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461354
"package file is a manifest" not documented for -F/-U/-i
Last modified: 2009-04-14 03:13:44 EDT
The "package file is a manifest" fallback behavior which is documented for -p/--package for queries appears to also be in effect for -F, -U, and -i in addition to queries:
$ echo bar > foo
$ sudo rpm -ivh foo
error: open of bar failed: No such file or directory
This is not documented in the rpm man page, would be nice to see it mentioned there.
Please make sure that behavior with /dev/random is fully documented as well.
Manifest behavior is now documented in the install/upgrade-options of updatream (english) man-page.
Behavior with /dev/random is as expected so I don't see it needing extra documentation ;)
Created attachment 338390 [details]
More man page clarifications
I'd suggest some further clarification to the man page - currently it can be interpreted that the manifest behavior applies only to -F, not -U and -i. Suggested patch against rpm.org master attached, along with a slight improvement to -F's description, and a syntax fix.
Applied upstream and included in 4.7.0-rc1. Can/will pull into older branches too, but I suppose this doesn't really need separate tracking for F9?
(In reply to comment #4)
> I suppose this doesn't really need separate tracking for F9?
Not at all as far as I'm concerned.
Ok, lets close this then.