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Re: [SLE] YaST
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 10:32:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <200403011032.53435.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 01 March 2004 10.27, Nick wrote:
> Who know?
>
> How the YaST know which packets are installed and which ones - not?
>
> Is there some file with the installed packet names?

Yes there is, but which one depends on which suse version you have. In 8.2 and
9.0 (don't remember exactly when it started, it could be in 8.1 too) yast
works with the rpm database, which is in /var/lib/rpm/

It's not plain text though, they're BerkeleyDB files

In older versions, yast maintained separate lists of installed software which
were frequently inaccurate since they didn't take into account software
you've installed manually, so thankfully they stopped using it

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