Bug 54159 - [RFE] rpm doesn't have an --excludes option.
Summary: [RFE] rpm doesn't have an --excludes option.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2001-09-28 22:12 UTC by Mike Busse
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-01 21:12:34 UTC
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Description Mike Busse 2001-09-28 22:12:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
In looking at the man page for rpm, I don't see the option to exclude files
from installation.  I would like to see the option say: --excludes, which
handles regexps (to include full pathnames along with just file names). 
The excludes should point to a file containing the above.  I'm not sure how
much regexp'ing you really want to add.  The poor man's way is probably
sufficient.  For example webster, you don't have to use  this.*is.*a.*test
- just this*is*a*test, with ^ and $ automatically implied.

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-09-30 13:52:20 UTC
FWF, rpm already has --excludepath option. Permitting
globs is not easy, as the path is also used as a
retrieval key, and databases, unlike file systems,
don't permit wildcards.

Comment 2 Mike Busse 2001-10-01 20:41:40 UTC
Just would like to clarify on the man page entry...  <path> can contain
a file, and with in that file can contain various paths for exclusion?

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-10-01 21:12:29 UTC
The option --excludepath takes a full absolute path to a directory
or file. You can add multiple entries if desired.

Also make sure that you are using rpm-4.0.3, as the option may have
been broken in rpm-4.0.2, I fergit.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-12-09 18:40:37 UTC
I think this problem is resolved. Please reopen if I'm mistaken.

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