rpm-plugins(8) — Linux manual page

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RPM-PLUGINS(8)           System Manager's Manual          RPM-PLUGINS(8)

NAME         top

       rpm-plugins - Plugins for the RPM Package Manager

Description         top

       RPM plugins provide functionality that is not suited to be used
       everywhere. They may not be built or shipped on some platforms or
       may not be installed or be disabled on some systems.

       This allows plugins to interface with systems that may not
       acceptable as a dependency for RPM and to provide functionality
       that may be unwanted under some circumstances.

       For now the plugin API is internal only. So there is a limited
       number of plugins in the RPM sources.

Configuration         top

       Some plugins can be configured by specific macros or influenced
       by command line parameters. But most can only be turned on or
       off. See the plugin's man page for details.

       Plugins are controlled by a macro %__transaction_NAME which is
       set to the location of the plugin file. Undefining the macro or
       setting it to %{nil} will prevent the plugin from being run.

       This can be done on the RPM command line e.g. with
       --undefine=__transaction_syslog. To disable a plugin permantently
       drop a file in /etc/rpm/ that contains

       __transaction_NAME %{nil}

       Another option is to remove the plugin from the system if it is
       packaged in its own sub package.

       For some operations it may be desirable to disable all plugins at
       once. This can be done by passing --noplugins to rpm at the
       command line.

SEE ALSO         top

       rpm(8) rpm-plugin-audit(8) rpm-plugin-ima(8)
       rpm-plugin-prioreset(8) rpm-plugin-selinux(8)
       rpm-plugin-syslog(8) rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit(8)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the rpm (RPM Package Manager) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm⟩.  It is not known
       how to report bugs for this man page; if you know, please send a
       mail to man-pages@man7.org.  This page was obtained from the
       project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm.git⟩ on
       2021-04-01.  (At that time, the date of the most recent commit
       that was found in the repository was 2021-03-30.)  If you
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Red Hat, Inc.                  29 Jan 2020                RPM-PLUGINS(8)

Pages that refer to this page: rpm-plugin-audit(8)rpm-plugin-fapolicyd(8)rpm-plugin-ima(8)rpm-plugin-prioreset(8)rpm-plugin-selinux(8)rpm-plugin-syslog(8)rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit(8)