We are trying to automate a package installation verification process. We
are looking to compare all the packages in a given catalog to what is
currently installed on a server. Essentially, we would generate an
installed list with a "rpm -qa > sometextfile" command. I would like to
pull a similar list from a catalog so that we can do a diff between the two.
Any suggestions on how to go about pulling the latter?

Todd R. Strauch
Systems Programmer III
Medical Center Information Technology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan