default rpm query format on x86_64

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at
Tue Jun 28 18:45:42 UTC 2005

On 6/28/05, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at> wrote:
> > will break A LOT of scripts and other items if you do.
> Sure it'll break a lot of things, but that breakage is trivial to fix in
> scripts by specifying alternative queryformat. Dunno if there are
> commercial non-OSS applications parsing rpm default output but frankly I
> don't care if they break. OTOH, <shrug>.

I think the idea here that there are potentially many many many
homebrew sysadmin scripts out in the wild that are relying on the
default format.  Not sure you'd call the mountain  of steaming
shell-scriptage 'applications' but they do keep the world from


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