[Rpm-maint] --resign fails?

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Fri Dec 15 16:14:29 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 11:09 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> seth vidal (skvidal at linux.duke.edu) said: 
> > That's fine - but then do we need to have a compiled tool to do that.
> > 
> > my stated and brazen agenda is to put more and more things into higher
> > level languages (python, ruby, perl, java, etc) above the rpm-lib so we
> > can gain contributors other than just C programmers. Myself included.
> Actually, the more I'm thinking - I think having the 'raw' from in the
> executable helps; it's the lowest barrier to use in a recovery environment,
> etc. For something like verification, you'd like to have a happy GUI thing
> that shows you what's specifically changed rather than just a cryptic
> set of flags, so *that's* the tool you build on top of the lib.

by that argument do we have to have everything available in a compiled
format for 'recovery' purposes?

or can we count on python, for example, on fedora systems to be present?


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