List packages in RPM Database using C

Here is one way of listing installed RPM packages. It works with all versions of CentOS 5, RHEL5 and up to Fedora 14. #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <string.h> #include <fcntl.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <rpm/rpmlib.h> #include <rpm/header.h> #include <rpm/rpmdb.h> int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { rpmdbMatchIterator mi; int type, count; char *name; rpmdb db; Header h; rpmReadConfigFiles( NULL, NULL ); if (rpmdbOpen( "", &db, O_RDONLY, 0644 ) != 0) { fprintf( stderr, "ERROR: Cannot open RPM databasen"); exit(1); } mi = rpmdbInitIterator(db, RPMDBI_PACKAGES, NULL, 0); while ((h = rpmdbNextIterator(mi))) { headerGetEntry(h, RPMTAG_NAME, &type, (void **) &name, &count); printf("%sn", name);