The rpm command on SuSE 9.1 and 9.3 provides a patch select option (-P,
--patches). I have not had a chance to review rpm on OpenSUSE, yet but will
be doing that soon, so apologies if this message appears to be a bit
misdirected - it's not. :-)
Anyway, I'm guessing that a patch RPM is a "partial package" that does not
contain all files, instead providing only the files that have been updated?
If I issue the "rpm -qPa" command, I see a small subset of RPMs - notably,
those that appear to have been applied as part of an online update.
The Red Hat/Fedora/rpm.org guides and the master RPM change list do not
document a -P option. Can someone give me some background? Is this a SuSE
creation? What distinguishes a patch RPM from a regular RPM?
I do know that any RPM can be considered a "patch" or "update", but I have a
need to track RPMs that have been specifically applied in response to
customer problem reports - this feature seems to meet that need.
Thanks for your help.
a new version of SynCE (software to sync a windows CE based PDA to linux) has
There are new releases of orange and unshield to.
On the SuSE 10.0 DVD and in the repos there is only the version 0.9.0 from
The new release has a lot of bugfixes and new features.
Perhaps any of the packagers out there could build rpms for SuSE 10.0.