Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Wednesday 30 May 2007, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 09:47 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
>> On Wednesday 30 May 2007, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>>> Good lord. No. Thou shalt not query rpm inside rpm.
>> Disagreed, when done carefully.
> There is no careful way to do it. It is not safe, it is not predictable,
> it is not reproducable.
My experience says otherwise, so would you care to elaborate and back each of
those claims up with some concrete examples
Been there, done that. Echo'ing what spot said, don't.
One concrete example: chroot'd buildroots (like mock).
The rpm version used to create the buildroot (oftentimes) != rpm version
used inside the root for the query, leads to wierd behavior, failures.