The Perl-RPM package is an attempt at native bindings to the C-level API of the RPM Package Manager. It uses a combination of Perl and C code to provide access to the package database, package headers, and other RPM functionality from within Perl.
|Tags||Software Development Libraries Version Control Archiving Packaging Software Distribution|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Support for versions of RPM prior to 4.0.3 has been dropped. Perl 5.6.0 or newer is also required. Several potential segfaults were eliminated.
Release Notes: Several more interpreter-level warnings were eliminated, two memory leaks were plugged, and some significant speed-ups were made in the database code and in the lookup of system constants.
Release Notes: This release fixes some memory leakage and traps a bug that would occur with newer versions of RPM 4.0. Also, some conditions could cause Perl to try to auto-vivify the hash structures, which could trigger badly-formed calls into the RPM API. These were addressed.
Release Notes: A lot of code clean-up has occurred as a result of some talk on the direction of Perl 5.7 internals. Most importantly, there is a fix for a bug in the RPM::Database class that caused it to hold on to a lock on the rpm database even after object destruction.
Release Notes: A small fix in the RPM::Header code for those building this module with a thread-enabled Perl. The main improvement is that the generated Makefile can now create RPMs and SRPMs, which are now available for download from the project's homepage.