Can I change the information in RPM's database without actually installing or updating packages?

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Is there a way to change the NEVRA (Name, Epoch, Version, Release, Architecture) of an installed RPM without actually installing a new version of it?

I'd just like to run a command that changes the information in RPM's database about an installed package.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), all versions

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