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Re: smart package mgr question?

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 09:37:33PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 08:14:28PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>Axel Thimm wrote:
> >>>On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 01:14:35AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>>RPM is not designed for downgrades
> >>>
> >>>One of the core features of rpm from the very beginning was to
> >>>downgrades and uninstalls so the user is able to revert from a bad
> >>>package.

> What am I pointing out is that what functionality RPM offers is 
> different from what is being designed for.

It was designed for allowing downgrades and it has this
functionality. So there is no such difference for the topic discussed.

> I never heard any RPM developer describe rpm's ability to do
> downgrades as part of its design (quite the opposite) nor did I see
> it being described as such in any RPM guides.

I just gave you a quote out of the "RPM guides" that explicitely does
so that you trimmed in your reply. Didn't you read it?

And wrt rpm developers stating that rpm does not support downgrades -
since you don't want to check the archives/bugzilla, I challenge you
to state that on rpm user/devel list. I'm sure you'll read some strong
rectifying answers on that. ;)
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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