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Re: RPM Installation Ordering



Try to generate a graph of rpms you intend to install. Run rpm -qp
<yourpackage> --requires and rpm -qp <yourpackage> --provides to
generate a directed graph. 
Now, install can be done from any 'root' node (nodes that don't require
anything.) remember that requirements might not be explicit. for
example, most programs would have a dependency to /lib/libc.so.6 even if
they don't have explicit 'requires: glibc' in their .spec file while
build.
clear enough? :-)
Masoud
On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 15:27, joseph r bezouska accenture com wrote:
> mattdm mattdm org wrote:
> >On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 11:46:12AM -0600, joseph r bezouska accenture com
> wrote:
> >> >> 1. glibc-common
> >> >> 2. hwdata
> >> >> 3. redhat-menus
> >> >> 4. setup
> >> >> 5. filesystem
> >> >> 6. basesystem
> >> Thanks -- long term, a custom CD is likely the goal.
> >> Short term, it's curiousity about what is "sepcial"
> >> about these 3.
> >
> >Simple -- basesystem requires setup and filesystem, so those go before
> that.
> >glibc-common, hwdata, and redhat-menus don't require anything at all, so
> >there's no particular reason to order them anywhere special, so first is
> as
> >good as any.
> >
> >
> >> Why these and not, just for sake of example,
> >> say bdflush?
> >
> >bdflush requires glibc.
> >
> >
> >--
> >Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
> >Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> thanks very much -- this makes good sense.
> some simple tests bore it out:
> 
> added the following carefully selected RPMs to
> the 8.0 Base/Core install, making sure they were
> on CD #1:
> 
> - modutils-devel  (req's nothing; nothing in Base whatreq's)
> - gnome-vfs2      (req's the following)
> - gnome-mime-data (req's nothing; above whatreq's)
> 
> [ BTW, great thanks to anaconda-runtime's pkgorder
>   utility for finding this last one -- seems the
>   only one like that on CD #1 besides glibc-common,
>   hwdata, and redhat-menus -- better than churning
>   manually thru comps ]
> 
> found:
> 1. modutils-devel installs (nearly) last
> 
> 2. gnome-mime-data floats up and installs (in alpha
>    order) first right along with the original RPMs
>    of question:
> 
>      1. glibc-common
>      2. gnome-mime-data
>      3. hwdata
>      4. redhat-menus
>      5. setup
>      6. filesystem
>      7. basesystem
> 
> 
> so, stuff with no req's and with no whatreq's float
> down to the bottom (naturally), while stuff with no
> req's but with whatreq's float way up to top (even
> before basesystem, which I did not expect and was
> tripping me up).
> 
> good that Red Hat Linux observes Occam's Razor,
> though.
> 
> thanks again.
> 
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