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Re: RPM roadmapping



On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 10:26 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 10:08 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 17:02 +0300, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> > > Just a heads up that deltarpm only works if the *whole* rpm is
> > > installed.  If any files are missing from the old rpm (i.e. anaconda's
> > > excluded them because they're not the user's language), deltarpm will be
> > > unable to rebuild the new rpm from the drpm, and yum will have to
> > > download the full new rpm.
> > 
> > Technically, yes. 
> > But if you have excluded language X from your installation, what are the
> > chance that you are interested in the delta for language X ? rpm will
> > still have enough information to construct the correct contents except
> > for the part that the user explicitly chose not to install...
> 
> Except that now you don't have the full RPM so you have no way to verify
> that the package hasn't been tampered with

Yeah, problems. But I'm sure we have the engineers to solve them...


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