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
tstrauch@umich.edu