[Rpm-maint] [PATCH 5/5] Add a generic plugin for use by simple Collections

FlorianFesti ffesti at redhat.com
Tue Jun 22 08:24:07 UTC 2010

On 06/21/2010 10:58 PM, Steve Lawrence wrote:
> The main issue we have with this is that rather than being controlled by
> RPM, any package can now become a "collection owner" and do whatever it
> wants when the collection action is triggered. With that we would have
> to deal with the possibility of multiple collection owners and malicious
> packages defining their own collection actions and doing bad things. But
> I guess they could just do their bad things in %post scripts, so maybe
> that point is moot.
Several packages being able to subscribe to the same collection makes 
perfect sense IMHO. Think about different caches that need to be updated 
- may be for GNOME and KDE and may be some other desktops.

If the collection would be made more Provides like - or if we 
autogenerate appropriate Provides - this could be handled with the 
standard rpm mechanisms:

Packages could Require someone handling the collection. Handlers could 
Conflict with others to make sure they are the only ones.


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