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

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Sep 20 17:34:12 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 12:10 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> 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.

Does it actually regenerate this on every update, and offer that massive
new package in the updates channel?

> 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.

A feature long ago abandoned by the vast majority in lieu of better
dependency solving mechanisms? That's a far cry from the "analogy"
you're making.


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