rpmcheck - Finds new and or updated rpms from local or remote sources
rpmcheck [options] [source]
--help -h -? brief help message
--man full documentation
--all -a upgrade all RPMs (new and updates)
--list -l list upgrades only; do not prompt for install
--new -n upgrade/list only new RPMs (not updated)
--upgrade -u upgrade/list only updated RPMs (not new)
--recurse -r recurses the path provided
--internalver uses internal versioning
--ignore -i ignore an rpm
--ignore-list file loads a list of ignores from a file
--download -d dir downloads/copies rpms to dir.
- --help -h -?
Prints a brief help message and exits.
Prints the manual page and exits.
- --version -v
Prints out the version number and exits.
- --all -a
Upgrades and/or lists all RPMs (new and updates).
- --list -l
Lists RPM's only; do not prompt to install
- --new -n
Upgrades and/or lists only new RPMs (not updated)
- --upgrade -u
Upgrades and/or lists only updated RPMs (not new)
- --recurse -r
Recurses the path given, works for local paths, HTTP and FTP
Uses the internal versioning. Rather than using the RPM module.
The internal process is slighly broken and will miss some updates.
But then again so is the rpm library one. By default we check with
both and if either one says it's newer than we list it.
Ignores an rpm. Basically this is a perl pattern that is matched against
each rpm found on the source. Note that this matches against the relative
path to the source path. E.G. a file at: http://host/path/file.rpm and if
entered as your source http://host/path would be set to /file.rpm when this
pattern is run. In short trying to match with ^package probably won't work.
Specifies a file that contains a list of perl patterns (one per line) for the
purpose of ignoring some rpms. See --ignore.
- --download -d
Downloads (or copies in the case of a local mirror) rpms to a user specified
directory that follows the option. If the directory does not exist it will be
rpmcheck will compare the installed rpms against a local directory, an
ftp site or an http site with rpms. Looking for upgraded rpms or new rpms. It
can then optionally install the RPMs it finds. Currently only only installs if
using a local path. Downloading and install via http and ftp is forthcoming.
Ftp and Http paths also support usernames and passwords via the normal method
for encoding via URI's. E.G. http://username:password@hostname/path or
Proxy support, possibly current works but for FTP you need
FTP_FIREWALL (environment variable) and for HTTP HTTP_PROXY needs to be set.
For more information read perldoc Net::FTP and perldoc LWP::UserAgent
Single FTP session for all requests
Rudimentary checking to prevent redownloading of rpms that are already
Optional versioning using downloaded rpm headers (yes it'll be slow but it will
be guaranteed to work right everytime).
Remove our dependence on the RPM module that apparently hasn't been updated to
work with rpm versions newer than 4.0.2.