reply: [Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch
Charles C. Bennett, Jr.
ccb at acm.org
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 http://foo.com/bar.rpm
> When they could do:
> wget http://foo.com/bar.rpm; 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.
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 http://foo.com/bar.rpm.
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 acm.org>
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