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Old 02-17-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
taby2b
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Conditional RPM installation


Hey Guys,

Essentially I want to install an RPM that can performs certain actions upon a conditional flag.

Basically, what I want is only one RPM that will (1) perform some base actions + rebuild all databases by default OR (2) perform same base actions + leave databases intact if I were to specify a flag of some sort. This is best illustrated by the following pseudocode:

e.g.

Rebuild databases (default installation):
rpm -ivh myrpm.rpm

Leave databases intact (conditional installation):
rpm -ivh --define "rebuild no" myrpm.rpm

I know this is possible when building an RPM by using %define tags in the .spec file but is it possible when installing an RPM ?

Any help appreciated
 
Old 02-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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I know this is possible when building an RPM by using %define tags in the .spec file but is it possible when installing an RPM ?
Maybe you could use some sort of environment variable or emtpy file serving as trigger but as far as I know using some sort of custom --flag is not possible.
 
  


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