RPM roadmapping

Gilboa Davara gilboad at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 13:43:20 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-07-30 at 21:47 +0930, n0dalus wrote:
> On 7/30/07, Gilboa Davara <gilboad at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > /+1. Wget is a sound option.
> >
> I'm sure that the rpm developers originally considered using an
> external program but decided that it would be better to have an
> internal http/ftp client.
> If we start stripping out various bits of RPM and replacing them with
> external libraries, we are making bootstrapping a headache. RPM is
> used to install wget and other external libraries in the first place,
> so having rpm depend on them makes things messy.

> n0dalus.

By using a plug-in like system, you don't carry extra dependencies when
your boot-strapping (or when you're low on resources/storage), you just
lose non-critical features. (such as built-in http/ftp client)

- Gilboa

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