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Re: Notes on Yum Changes



On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 03:00, seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 17:26 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 21:38 +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > 
> > > Is there any plans for integrating rpm with yum - so that rpm would ask
> > > "you need dependancy foo, bar, baz.so in order to install this package,
> > > shall i ask yum to fetch them for you? (y/n)"
> > 
> > Instead of integrating yum into rpm, just use a tool (such as yum
> > itself) to install your packages instead of rpm.  I don't know offhand
> > if yum already supports this, but if not, it should. ;-)
> > 
> > The graphical tools like system-install-packages and friends should also
> > then integrate with yum.
> > 
> > I'm sure the maintainers will accept patches for such a feature. ;-)
> 
> The question becomes how to do this sensibly.
> 
> yum install /some/path/to/an/rpm
> 
> that's possible
> 
> except I get an equal number of requests for:
> 
> yum install /some/file/that/some/package/in/a/repository/provides.
> 
> it's not impossible to check for but it means searching harder.

Might be harder to search for but that IS an awfully nice and useful
feature.

	- Panu -




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