[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.9.0 alpha available

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Fri Nov 19 20:52:17 UTC 2010

On 19.11.2010 12:44, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:00:48PM +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> We're closing in on another major RPM release, and compared to 4.7 and 4.8 
>> the number of changes is so much bigger that we're starting with an alpha 
>> release instead of going directly to beta, just in case.
> As we're doing a major release, what are your thoughts on the
> following features:
> - defining some tag where yum/zypp/smart can store the reason
>   why the package was installed (user selected/dragged in via
>   dependencies), so that we can implement a "show me all unneeded
>   packages" function

For the record, the above is implemented in urpmi (Mandriva) by storing
a list of all the packages that are "installed-through-deps" in an
external file.

(I'm of course not against having it in rpmdb)

Anssi Hannula

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