[Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch

James Bowes jbowes at redhat.com
Thu Dec 14 21:19:10 UTC 2006

seth vidal wrote:

>> 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?

Agreed. I'm happy to just wget an rpm before installing it, personally. 
Or letting up2date/yum/smart/yast(? trying to be inclusive :) ) etc 
download it for me.


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