[svlug] about RPM

Vince Duperron duperron at charter.net
Fri Mar 16 19:10:01 PST 2001


Ivan;

Yes; it is an rpm based system.  LinuxPPC is a Redhat derivative for 
the PowerPC processor.  

One bit of trivia that just occured to me, I upgraded rpm to rpm.4.0
I don't know if this broke rpm or not.  If it did it is a pretty lame
upgrade!

Vince

> So, is this an rpm based system?
> 
> Ivan Passos writes:
> > 
> > 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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