[Rpm-ecosystem] libhif, and grand plans

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Tue Jun 30 14:12:32 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015, at 11:52 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
> Sorry, I didn't mean to write "we", but I am looking to use hawkey for
> something without librepo, as it's not for rpm-md repos.

libsolv is obviously still separate.  Things get a little weird here
because hawkey does have a better API in some cases, but it also has
random bits like kernel detection which might not apply to your case.

> That said, the point is that I don't see a strong case to remove the
> modularity that was *just* introduced. I've personally never seen a
> scenario where that wasn't regretted later.

The proposed plan still far retains a lot of that modularity - each sub-
library is focused on a task.  What libhif does is help tie together a
lot of the common cases "download a set of rpm-md repos with librepo and
do a depsolve".

Going forward though, it's not entirely clear to me yet how much those C
library interfaces will be retained as they are today versus tighter

What this list is for though is exactly the sort of feedback you're
providing, so let's keep the discussion open!
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