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Re: my attempt at really terse docs for building a custom distro



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On Thursday 09 January 2003 07:56 am, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> > $ rpm -q --whatrequires redhat-logos
> > firstboot-1.0.1-10
> > xscreensaver-4.05-6
> > redhat-artwork-0.47-3
>
> the only issue with this approach i can see is that it will show only
> requirements for RPMs that are actually installed on your current host.
> that is, if i didn't have xscreensaver installed, this command wouldn't
> list the xscreensaver RPM and i wouldn't be warned about not including
> that RPM in my new custom distro.

True enough. But if the rpmdb-redhat package is installed, you can querry 
all the packages shipped with the distro:
$ rpm -q --dbpath /usr/lib/rpmdb/i386-redhat-linux/redhat --whatrequires 
redhat-logos
redhat-artwork-0.47-3
xscreensaver-4.05-6
firstboot-1.0.1-10

(Or simply 'rpm -q --redhatrequires redhat-logos')

> p.s.  at what point in my construction of a new distro would i be
> warned about a dependency error?  i'm testing a new build as we
> speak, and i may deliberately introduce a dependency error just to
> see what happens.

As in a missing package? 
/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/upd-instroot defines needed packages, and will 
complain about a missing package. I don't recall offhand if it terminates 
the build, however.

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