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Re: RPM Installation Ordering



I just edit the comps.xml to cut packages from group [core] or [base]
and so on
- Original Message -----
From: Masoud Sharbiani <masouds oeone com>
Date: 20 Feb 2003 15:39:40 -0500 
To: joseph r bezouska accenture com
Subject: 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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