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Re: Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration



On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 11:41 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 7/18/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> > IIUC it would be "automatic" in that it launches say pirut to install
> > the missing package, which would prompt you for your root password
> > before continuing.
> 
> Technical question time...
> how abstract can we realistically make this?  Are we talking about a
> developer needing to make an explicit listing of packages or specific
> provides  per application? Or is this something that can be abstracted
> so that when a specific library isn't on the system some package
> install dialog sequence gets fired off?
> 
> I'm guessing that abstraction really isn't possible here, and its
> going to be a modest amount of work per tool to get the listings
> accurate.

The nice thing about s-i-p is that it works *exactly* like yum when
resolving, so you can specify right down to the specific file you need
and it will find the package and its deps.

-- 
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet gmail com>

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