[svlug] about RPM

Ivan Passos lists at cyclades.com
Fri Mar 16 06:24:01 PST 2001


On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Vince Duperron wrote:
> 
> There has to be more to it than that.  I can do rpm -qa | grep ls
> and still see nothing.  Further "| grep" means take the standard
> out and pipe it into grep.  If there is nothing on the standard out
> grep will return nothing, as it should.  The command rpm -qa MUST 
> return something if the pipe is ever to work.

The really weird thing is that ...

> > Vince Duperron writes:
> > 
> > > [vince at thingfish ~]% rpm -qa | grep inet
> > > [vince at thingfish ~]% rpm -qa 
                           ^^^^^^^ <-----***
> > > [vince at thingfish ~]% uname -rav
> > > Linux thingfish 2.2.18pre21 #1 Sun Mar 4 14:45:32 PST 2001 ppc unknown

... even 'rpm -qa' (i.e. without the grep) returns nothing!! That's
something I've never seen before ... Any clues??

Unless Vince removed the real output from this cmd from the msg, this is
something really new to me.

Later,
Ivan





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