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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:46:46 +0400
From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <>
Subject: Re: trying to build Owl for Raspberry Pi: rpmquery --specfile

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 01:24:41AM +0400, wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 04:58:49PM +0400, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> > 
> > rpmquery used to support --specfile option, but in rpm >= 4.9.0
> > this functionality was moved to a new tool called rpmspec.
> > "rpm --specfile" is aliased there to "rpmspec -q", but
> > there is no similar alias for "rpmquery --specfile":
> > $ grep -Fe --specfile /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt
> > rpm	exec --specfile		rpmspec -q
> > 
> > You can add one and see where the build stops next.
> Well, I'm not that familiar with rpm, and as of now I'm totally confused
> with the file /usr/lib/rpm/rpmpopt- (is this the one I need?)
> WHAT (I mean, _which_ "one") should I add, and where?  BTW, the file in
> question is commented as "shoud not be modified", and there's a note that
> "local changes should go to /etc/popd, not here"; well, there's an empty
> directory /etc/popd.d, no other files there and no idea how to deal with
> all these mess.
> Anyway, in such a situation, may be it could be wiser to patch Owl build
> scripts instead of trying to reconfigure rpm?   Depending on a feature
> which is known to disappear doesn't look a good idea to me. already has some logic around rpm/rpmquery: it defines RPMQ
variable to "rpm" by default, and changes it to "rpmquery" for rpm 4.x.
You can comment out that "RPMQ=rpmquery" expression in setup_rpm().


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