random thoughts on software installation

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Thu May 17 18:34:16 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 14:23 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> No support for conflicts[1], removing packages[2], installing multiple
> packages at a time[3] (if the user clicks multiple, just queue them up),

This is a fundamentally broken assumption.  Multiple packages are
required because packages can and do depend on other packages.  Even
things like python-paramiko, etc.

All that said -- it'd be trivial to split out the search bit of pirut
and have that run stand-alone.  But that doesn't get rid of the need to
do transactions, depsolving, etc. 


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