Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 825145
Please backport the reloadConfig() method from rpm 4.10's Python API
Last modified: 2013-08-01 03:56:00 EDT
Created attachment 586801 [details]
backport of reloadConfig() (from master)
Description of problem:
From a discussion today in #fedora-devel:
<Panu> just fyi: using the rpm api for parsing specs has some not-so-obvious [... <Panu> the spec parse can and will affect the global rpm macro "environment" - eg macros defined by the spec will remain there after parsing
<Panu> ...and that in turn can and does affect results if you parse more than one spec (or just the same spec more than once) per process lifetime
[... snip ...]
<Panu> rpm 4.10 exports reloadConfig() function to python that'll reset the configuration, but for older versions the answer is "you dont want to do it" I'm afraid
<Panu> mind you, reloadConfig() is something that would be fairly trivial to backport to rpm 4.8 and 4.9 (so rhel-6 and upwards)
I'm attaching a patch which applies on top of upstream's rpm-18.104.22.168-release branch, as well as on the Fedora 16 and Fedora 17 package.
This bug is about Fedora 17, but I'd love to have it in Fedora 16 as well, do you want a separate bug report?
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