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Re: RPM Installation Ordering



On 20 Feb 2003, Masoud Sharbiani wrote:

> 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? :-)

I really think the order isn't especially important except for packages
with scripts to run. Packages get installed with --nodeps, so meeting
dependencies is not required.

However, it's a little hard fo add users before the passwd is present.


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