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

seth vidal skvidal at
Sun Dec 17 21:04:36 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 15:41 -0500, Charles C. Bennett, Jr. wrote:
> 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

And you can't include wget or urlgrabber or curl in that pxe-based
system installer? 

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

and if you can get rpm on the system you can get wget on there.


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