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

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Sep 20 16:10:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, 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.

*cough* Centos has and ships the db, of course, and it is 
useful in solving dependencies for packaging and build roots.

I would miss it if gone.  That a userbase survives without a 
something, would be like an argument by analogy, that we all 
should run Windows on the desktop, as most of the globe 
survives perfectly well without FOSS desktops.

fill in the '***' with the following -- answer is at at the 
URL following:

'Rubbing in the message even further was the blunt declaration
a week ago by *** that Linux was not ready for ordinary home
users: "I would say that for the consumer market place,
Windows probably continues to be the right product line"'


Is that where this tine of the RPM fork wants to continue 

-- Russ Herrold

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