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

Jason Corley jason.corley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 18:36:51 UTC 2007

> If --aid were the only depsolving mechanism available, the users wouldn't
> be surviving these days. Seriously.

Dunno, we did just fine with it way back when, perhaps users aren't
what they used to be.

> Like said, having rpm make good
> suggestions on missing dependencies is a nice feature but the current
> mechanism requiring a *huge* solve database that gets outdated as
> soon as a single package is updated simply doesn't cut it.

This statement assumes that the way the rpmdb-foo package was shipped
by vendors was and is the only way to use the --aid functionality.  I
doubt that's actually the case.

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