rpm formats : v3 might handle some v4 aspects

When one "./configure --help" in the rpm THREE
source tree, you find an option for experimental
support of version FOUR format.

That's a cool attempt by the rpm developers for
FORWARDS compatability.

But has anyone built a v3 with v4 compatability
and actually tested it on v4 files?  This might
come in a number of flavors:

1. "rpm -qp" works
2. "rpm2cpio" works
3. You have to reinit you rpm db with v3,
   upgrade to rpm v4, and it works

etc etc

Does anyone know just how far v4 emulation within
v3 goes, and the steps involved in upgrading the

Read the source Luke, and if you can't do that, at
least the output of "./configure --help" and the
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