[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"
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