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> Sorry. I am talking about rpmdb-redhat witch represent the whole
> distribution (/usr/lib/rpmdb/i386-redhat-linux/redhat) and not the rpm
> database in /var/lib/rpm that correspond only to packages currently
> installed.
> $ rpm -i kdegraphics-devel-3.1.2-4.i386.rpm
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         kdegraphics = 7:3.1.2-4 is needed by kdegraphics-devel-3.1.2-4
>     Suggested resolutions:
>         kdegraphics-3.1.2-4.i386.rpm  <= this come from rpmdb-redhat.
> So rpm use /var/lib/rpm and rpmdb-redhat "like" yum use /var/lib/rpm and
> and .hdr files.

Here are my reasons for not using rpmdb-redhat:

1. rpmdb-redhat only represents the stuff that came originally with the
release, not the updates.
2. rpmdb-redhat is specific to red hat. Yum is not specific to red hat.
In truth I use it on red hat systems but I didn't want to write a tool
that would only work on one distribution.
3. rpmdb-redhat doesn't help with external repositories and that was one
of the goals.


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