[clug] Determining installed RPM subarchitecture

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Mon Sep 15 11:08:59 EST 2003

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 09:01:28AM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hi,
> Continuing on my quest to be able to update a Red Hat system sans the RHN,
> I am writing a script that compares the versions of the contents of the
> updates directory of a Red Hat 7.3 mirror against the versions of the 
> installed packages.
> The only stumbing block I have come across so far is subarchitectures.


I discovered that:

rpm -qa --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}.rpm\n'

will spit back pretty much what the original filename of a package would 
have been, which helps me in my quest to compare the contents of a Red Hat 
7.3 updates mirror against an installed system.


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