reply: [Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch

Charles C. Bennett, Jr. ccb at
Sun Dec 17 20:41:06 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 10:46 -0500, Jason Corley wrote:
> > Agreed. I'm happy to just wget an rpm before installing it, personally.
> This seems like a good reason to me to remove neon support from rpm.
> Why would a person want to do:
>     rpm -ivh
> When they could do:
>     wget; rpm -ivh bar.rpm
> I think you should take this to the next logical conclusion.  After
> all, I'm perfectly capable of just downloading a directory of packages
> and resolving the dependencies by myself, seems like a good enough
> reason to kill off yum and friends.  No reason to bloat a system with
> python when wget is all you need.
> Jason

I'm sure I'm not alone in having a custom PXE-based system installer for
a very specific type of enterprise appliance deployment that gets all of
it's RPMs from the PXE server using rpm -ivh

Beats the pants off of NFS.

Yes YUM can handle something like this but I need to pre-load a very
small amount of infrastructure to bootstrap rpm.


Charles C. Bennett, Jr. <ccb at>

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