[Rpm-maint] Anybody using rpm solve database / --aid?
pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Sep 21 06:27:56 UTC 2007
On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Jason Corley wrote:
>> Let me put it this way: there are far better tools to deal with
>> depsolving, arguments like these ain't going to save the solvedb. If you
>> want to save it, provide a real use-case (be it exceptional circumstances
>> or whatever) where the solvedb actually does the job better than a modern
>> depsolver of your choice.
> This is a very different track from your original question, which was:
> "Anybody out there who would to miss the --aid option if it were gone?"
> You got two people who said "yes" but you obviously didn't like that
The two "yes" answers so far have been noted. My liking or not has little
to do with anything, I was just rather surprised to hear that people are
actually using it for apparently "everyday depsolving" when better tools
> Perhaps if you stopped beating around the bush and actually explicitly
> stated your intent (which appears to be remove all features that yum
> implements) you'd get more of the feedback you're looking for.
My original mail also had this: "Distros seem to be doing fine without
shipping a solve database, but do people have local specialized uses for
it?" I haven't really get an answer to that (the real use-cases). For the
average use of installing and updating packages from a distro, --aid as
currently implemented is fundamentally broken as it doesn't integrate with
any of the update-mechanisms distros use, but instead relies on a separate
metadata source, and an expensive & cumbersome one at that.
Yum is not a measure for removing features from rpm, things like "does
this belong in the core package manager", "can something else do a better
- Panu -
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