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Bug 7103

Summary: topological sort for queries
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kestes
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Version: 8.0CC: aleksey, mitr
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Description kestes 1999-11-18 16:57:10 UTC
It would be very helpful if 'rpm -qa' (and all queries)
would return the packages in a topological order.
That is the list  of package would come back
in an order which is valid for installing.
The order would respect the dependencies implicit
in the packages.

Comment 1 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-23 23:16:59 UTC
Is this practical to do inside of RPM or creating a helper program that uses
rpmlib or similar tools?

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-24 13:46:04 UTC
This is doable ina any number of ways, but, since
it's a FAQ, needs to be done on the CLI too.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2004-10-28 19:46:21 UTC
Implemented in rpm-4.4, packages available at