RPM 4.12 Brings New Switches, New Rpm2Archive Utility
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 16 September 2014 at 09:16 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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RPM 4.12 has been released as the latest version of the RPM Package Manager. This most recent upgrade brings a fair amount of additions, bug-fixes, API changes, binding improvements,a new plug-in system, and more.

First up, RPM 4.12 brings a host of new command-line switches: --nopretrans, --noposttrans, --noplugins, --reinstall, --exportdb, --importdb, --recommends, --suggests, --supplements, and --enhances. RPM 4.12 also brings a rpm2archive utility for converting RPM payloads into tar archives.

RPM 4.12 also brings many improvements to package building, many clean-ups to its code-base, a new plug-in system that for now is internal-only, a new SELinux plug-in, a systemd_inhibit plug-in, Python binding improvements, and many other changes.

More details on RPM 4.12.0 can be found via the rpm.org Trac.

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