Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71279
rpm -F --nobuild doesn't work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
In the man page for rpm, --nobuild option is listed under the install and
upgrade options as:
Do not install the package, simply check for and report potential
However, it reports an error message if you try and use it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -Fvh --nobuild XFree86-4.2.0-61.4.i386.rpm
--nobuild: unknown option
According to the man page, it should check for conflicts but it shouldn't
install. However, it looks like this is a documentation problem. --nobuild
should be replaced by --test in the man page.
From the rpm-4.1 man page:
[--allfiles] [--badreloc] [--excludepath OLDPATH]
[--excludedocs] [--force] [-h,--hash]
[--ignoresize] [--ignorearch] [--ignoreos]
[--includedocs] [--justdb] [--nodeps]
[--nodigest] [--nosignature] [--nosuggest]
[--noorder] [--noscripts] [--notriggers]
[--oldpackage] [--percent] [--prefix NEWPATH]
[--repackage] [--replacefiles] [--replacepkgs]
--test Do not install the package, simply check for and
report potential conflicts.
I don't know how fussy you are about your resolutions but this should really be
resolved RAWHIDE since the latest offical rpm version (rpm-4.0.4-7x) is
Also, rpm 4.1 is not available from the rawhide directory. It only seems to go
up to m*. Was there a build problem today?