On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:06:26 +0200 Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip kanarip com> wrote: > For composing tools with just kickstart configuration, I guess yum > plugins such as protectbase and fastestmirror are out-of-scope now, > would it be worth something to keep these in mind nonetheless? > (--protect?) Other directives such as includepkgs or exclude could > become worthwhile at some point, too. Yes, there is value in extending the repo attributes in pykickstart. I've discussed it some with Chris, at least the idea of --exclude and --includepkgs and what they would actually mean in the grand scheme of figuring out the package set. He didn't seem greatly opposed, so long as we keep the semantics clear. As for plugins, that's a larger question to answer. We may need a plugin to accomplish multilib installs by default in say Fedora 9 as we're discussing taking multilib resolution out of the hands of the compose tools and putting it into the hands of the system actually installing packages so that said system can define what multilib strategy they wish to follow. So if this goes through, there would be some precedence for using yum plugins at install time. How this would be accomplished sanely and extendably I know not. A conversation for another day. -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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