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Re: fesco meeting summary - 2009-01-30



On Saturday 31 January 2009 23:55:44 seth vidal wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 00:10 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> > > No, as Seth has pointed out, luckily a newer rpm is not needed. The
> > > issue is to have python-hashlib available for yum. Plus some
> > > dependencies (urlgrabber for instance).
> >
> > That's not what the feature page says. It says an RPM backport would be
> > too big for F9. I think you're talking about only one part of the
> > feature, which is SHA256 for metadata. But the plan is to also use it
> > everywhere inside RPM packages, and that needs support from RPM. Config
> > files in RPM use MD5 to check for modification. Signatures are done on
> > MD5 hashes. Etc. All this is to be replaced with SHA256, which needs RPM
> > 4.6.
>
> To use preupgrade I don't think that's as strict a requirement.
>
> preupgrade does what it does by using yum and it's metadata to figure
> out what to download. It sets up a repo for anaconda and then sets up
> your system to boot into the installer.
>
> Now, preupgrade does do a test transaction, to look for hang ups to
> doing the install. That would be the one place where it might get cranky
> about the lack of sha256 support in rpm.

At which point, please, please, PLEASE provide a new rpm for F8, even if only 
in -testing and left there ;o)

(*still stuck on it here at work*)


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