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Re: RPM roadmapping



On 7/28/07, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai laiskiainen org> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jul 2007, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>
> > Martin Marques <martin <at> bugs.unl.edu.ar> writes:
> >> Kevin Kofler escribió:
> >>> Panu Matilainen <pmatilai <at> redhat.com> writes:
> >>>>    - RPM is not an ftp/http client, it's a package manager.
> >>>
> >>> Am I the only one who [thinks] that being able to rpm -Uvh http://....rpm
> >>> is a nice feature?
> >>
> >> Uhhh?? rpm does this since version 3.x, or before.
> >
> > But it appears like this feature is proposed to be axed.
>
> To get some perspective into this, look at the following bugs and ask
> yourself, what does this have to do with package management?
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=149276
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=189107
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=206066
>
> It's not the feature I want to axe, but the client code *in* rpm. There's
> software designed to deal with these kind of things, let them handle the
> complexities.


>From a programming standpoint, this makes a lot of sense + plus it
isn't the unix way, and if it adds even a single bug, it dosn't seem
worth it.


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