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       rpmdb2solv - convert the rpm database into a solv file


       rpmdb2solv [OPTIONS] [REFFILE.solv]


       The rpmdb2solv tool reads rpm’s installed packages database and writes it in solv file
       format to standard output. You can make use of an old version of the database by
       specifying a REFFILE.solv file.

       -o OUTFILE
           Write the generated solv to OUTFILE instead of standard output.

           Print percentages as packages are being read in. The output format is like rpm’s
           --percent option.

       -r ROOTDIR
           Use ROOTDIR as root directory.

           Read pubkeys from the rpm database instead of installed packages. Note that many
           distributions stopped storing pubkeys in the database but use a directory like
           /var/lib/rpm/pubkeys instead.

           Also scan the /usr/share/appdata for installed appdata files and create pseudo
           packages for each file.

       -p PRODDIR
           Also read SUSE product files from directory PRODDIR. The standard directory is

           Do not read any packages from the rpm database. This is useful together with -p to
           only convert SUSE products.

           Autoexpand SUSE pattern and product provides into packages.




       Michael Schroeder <>