[CentOS] rpm command option

Wed May 6 16:17:16 UTC 2020
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

On 5/6/20 12:49 AM, Peter Kjellström wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2020 00:00:48 +0000 (UTC)
> Chris Olson via CentOS <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>> We located an application recommended by one of customers
>> for sharing certain data.  It was available for installation
>> using a few different methods.  Using yum was also recommended
>> for the installation.  The install instructions began with
>> what appeared to be a fairly typical command as indicated
>> below (with the URL slightly altered).
>> sudo rpm --import https://rpm.xxxxx.com/rpmrepo.key
>> To our junior employee assigned to perform the install
>> on a test system, it seemed like a good idea to do some
>> checking on the rpm option --import indicated in those
>> instructions.  They did not find the --import in any of
>> the 14 pages of the CentOS 7 man page for rpm.
> Well I wouldn't called obvious, but the rpm man page has a "see also"
> for rpmkeys(8) and this man page documents the rpm key related options.

Thanks for this info. Definitely NOT something anyone would know about! :/



> I don't know how it came to be that rpm --import just quietly
> does rpmkeys --import without documenting it though...
> /Peter
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