[Rpm-maint] Pruning self-dependencies?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Jul 6 10:00:53 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> As for how many dependencies this would eliminate, running some quick queries
> [0] against the Fedora primary sqlite metadata database told me it'd be about
> 7.3% of all dependencies (9246/126066).  This is inaccurate (no versions in
> dependencies taken into account etc) but I think it should be the correct
> order of magnitude.

Actually much of the benefit would be gained by just having createrepo 
drop self-requires out of the metadata. That would have an immediate 
benefit without requiring rebuilding the world. Of course you'd still be 
downloading the dependency bloat in the rpm's themselves but now that yum 
uses it's own depsolver doing this one the metadata level would already be 

 	- Panu -

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