[Rpm-maint] Anybody using rpm solve database / --aid?

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Sep 20 12:12:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 10:12 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Anybody out there who would to miss the --aid option if it were gone?
> Suse doesn't seem to ship with a "solve database" and neither does 
> RHEL/Fedora these days (we're not interested in distros released years ago 
> now), so obviously a very large userbase is surviving without it.
> I've nothing against the idea of rpm (cli) giving intelligent suggestions 
> on missing dependencies, but as it stands, it requires installing and 
> updating a package that can easily be > 100MB just containing package 
> metadata and which will get outdated in a few days anyway...
> The reason I'm asking is that the solve mechanism lacks a proper API for 
> accessing the suggestion information and requires mucking directly with 
> the transaction internals. In other words, it's getting in the way of 
> cleanups and needs either fixing or ripping out. It aint hard to fix but 
> if nobody's using it...

nuke it.

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