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Re: Anacond 7.3.94 comps



On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Patrick Devine wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, John wrote:
> > 
> > > Alright you RedChaps. What tools do we use to examine and modify the flash new 
> > > comps files?
> > > 
> > > I've installed (null) Everything, and I don't see anything in the anaconda 
> > > packages.
> > > 
> > > Surely there's something better then ed.
> > 
> > Been wondering about the same thing.. The first part of the comps.xml 
> > *could* be simply hand edited but I'm having really hard time believing 
> > somebody wrote all the package dependencies there manually :)
> 
> I wrote a converter that parsed the old comps file into an XML file before 
> (although not with the new comps.xml format).  I would imagine it would be 
> fairly trivial to write something which would build a new comps.xml file.
> 
> Editing XML w/ a text editor is really no more difficult than editing 
> HTML w/ a text editor.

Sure, but the point here is that the comps.xml is quite clearly generated
with some tool which, as far as I can tell, is not included in the
anaconda package. Or if it is in there it's quite well hidden.

On the positive side there are tools to *parse* the thing - see rhpl.comps 
python module.

-- 
	- Panu -





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