[Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu Dec 14 20:16:06 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 15:03 -0500, James Bowes wrote:
> Hi all:
> I've been playing with my own branch of hg.rpm.org for a little while 
> now, just to poke around at the code base, etc.
> Anyways, if you feel like looking at it, you can
> hg clone http://dangerouslyinc.com/~bowes/hg.cgi
> or view it via the web interface.
> Some of the changes in my branch are, from oldest to newest:
> * Actually get the thing to compile on my FC6 machine.
> * Remove xmlspec
> * Remove lua support
> * Remove third party libraries
> * Remove using neon
> * Remove all support for non-local rpms

> It's quite possible that there actually is a good reason to have a lot 
> of this stuff in rpm, but I haven't heard it yet. If there are some bits 
> that would be useful to rpm.org at large, I'd be happy to massage the 
> code to make it easier to grab them.

This is cool. I'd like to see what an rpm w/o all the not-quite-critical
whistles and bells would look like.

This has been talked about before but it'd be interesting to see a
fairly narrow set of features in rpm:

 - install/erase/update local pkgs
 - query rpmdb
 - verify installed files/pkgs

And most everything else implemented in another layer above it.

thoughts on this?


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