RPM question (mostly linux but maybe OSX)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by psingh01, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    This is not specifically an OSX question but maybe someone can help. I don't have alot of experience with rpm so I don't really know how to do this (maybe it is simple). I have an rpm, I don't want to install it, I just want know what dependencies it has (i.e. other rpm's).

    The best cmd I've come up with is:

    rpm -i --test mypackage.rpm

    Does this specify all dependencies or only those which fail? On the one linux box I can test on it gives me two failed dependencies. I'd like to know of any "passing" dependencies.

    I basically want to include all the rpm's required by mypackage.rpm on one disc for a later install.
  2. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    It's been a while since I've used rpm, but you can type man rpm on the linux test machine you have and see all the options. I believe there was a view spec file which will probably show you the dependencies of the package. Hope this helps.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    As was already said. "man rpm" will tell you. It's one of the options after -q. But I just wanted to add that you need to remember that those dependencies will have dependencies and so on you will have to query each dependent rpm

    EDIT I'm able to look it up now and yes, as said below it's "rpm -qR <package>"
  4. demallien macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2005
    Yup, it's -q -R if I remember correctly...
  5. psingh01 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004

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