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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Sep 21 06:55:00 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 09:27 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> 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.
Can't rpm be changed (may-be as an optional (compile-time) feature
underneath of --aid) to use yum/apt caches to dynamically generate this

> 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 
> job" are.
This raises another question: Doesn't depsolving actually belong into
rpm instead of yum?


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