[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.9.0 alpha available

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Fri Nov 19 21:03:46 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 22:52 +0200, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> 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)

It's also implemented in yum in the yumdb.

But if we were implementing that into rpm I'd want something far more
generic b/c there is a host of other bits of info I would want to store
coupled tightly in the rpmdb than just that.


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