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Re: RPM roadmapping

Robert Scheck wrote:
Hello Rahul,

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Pyrpm is described as "PyRPM is an experimental project to look at rpm package management". It is a prototyping tool. Not a implementation meant to be used by users currently unlike Yum (which I think is what you are referring to as pyyum).

okay, you did never use PyRPM.

I don't know why you want to assume that. My use is irrelvant to your question on whether pyrpm duplicates yum and RPM. Answer: No. it doesn't. pyrpm is clearly described as a experimental prototype in it's homepage at http://www.jur-linux.org/pyrpm/. That's the first hit in google btw.

 I played with pyrpm and it looks acceptable
for different actions and unfortunately I played just less with pyyum which
is included there (sorry, I'm to lazy to verifiy whether it's really called
pyyum) and it also could be an interesting way.

It is called yum and not pyyum which would a redundant name since the only existing implementation of Yum is in python. If you are a Fedora user, the fact the name is yum should have been obvious.

 Reading this and reading
further on at the list, it already sounds a bit as there's no interest to
walk *really* a new and radical way regarding RPM. Why? What is preventing?

A fork did occur because people have different opinions on the right path. Distributions will eventually decide one way or the other and we can all hopefully have what we wanted.

When looking back e.g. to soft dependencies, I remember that they just were
refused for obivious reasons by individuals having the right position at
Fedora (or Red Hat). You maybe treat this as flame, but this is what the
feedback from that time looked like.

Panu did mention that he was considering soft dependencies in rpm-maint list.


Many people both Red Hat and non-Red Hat folks have been expressing some concerns over soft dependencies.


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