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Re: [Libguestfs] Add support for slackware in supermin



On Tuesday 11 November 2014 19:08:58 Mathieu Bouillaguet wrote:
> Le 11 nov. 2014 19:03, "Pino Toscano" <ptoscano redhat com> a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > 
> > (please do not top-reply...)
> > 
> > On Tuesday 11 November 2014 18:32:10 Mathieu Bouillaguet wrote:
> > > What I was suggesting, is to let the user manage depencies
> > > himself.
> > > 
> > > This is what slackware users are used to do anyway.
> > > 
> > > It means that we should be able to provide an exhaustive list of
> > > needed packages on the command line.
> > > 
> > > As the semantic differ from the usual treatment of the PACKAGES
> > > arguments of supermin --prepare, this could be managed by a new
> > > option implying "do not search or install depencies for the given
> > > packages".
> > > 
> > > What do you think ?
> > 
> > What you are suggesting covers just one of the requirements of
> > supermin for the package manager. The others, which I wrote in a
> > previous email, are:
> > - query name, version, epoch (if existing), architecture of a
> > package
> > - get the last "change time" of the package manager
> > - get the file list of a package (possibly with the information
> > about
> > 
> >   which ones are "configuration files")
> > 
> > - download a package
> > 
> > What supermin needs seems not met by the too limited package
> > management on slackware, I'm afraid.
> > 
> > On the other hand, this does not imply you cannot use libguestfs:
> > with a driver-less supermin, you can build libguestfs without an
> > appliance (--disable-appliance), and use a "fixed appliance", i.e.
> > an appliance built on a different system, pointing libguestfs to
> > it. See also "LIBGUESTFS_PATH" in
> > 
> >   http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#environment-variables
> > 
> > and you can find our Fedora-based appliances here:
> >   http://libguestfs.org/download/binaries/appliance/
> 
> Sorry for the top posting, it's the default gmail app behavior.
> 
> It didn't mention the other aspects because they are not a problem for
> a slackware port. The only "problem" is the package depency.

They are a problem actually, since they are mandatory requirements for a 
package handler implementation in supermin.

-- 
Pino Toscano


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