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Re: [PATCH 6/7] Add the cpio routine and interface to librpm



On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 10:44 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:

> I really don't want to see cpio code or even rpmlib code in the loader.  As
> previously mentioned, I think libarchive would work fine for cpio usage, but I
> was thinking about this a bit more and wonder why we can't just force a run of
> '/bin/rpm -Ivh --nodeps --force' from inside the loader.

The problem always was that there was no RPM, and in discussions with
Martin I took away that there was some pressure/history for not adding
new stuff like cpio and rpm into the loader environment. That was
obviously our first discussion - just shove in those utilities and be
done - but there has to be some upper size limit on what can go in and
I'm curious if folks are now quite willing to pull these things in.

I really feel Martin's pain as I've recently been looking at RPM format
stuff for another project, and I did wind up having cpio and rpm around
after I did the bare minimum of poking inside the RPM directly.

Jon.



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