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Re: Ugly dependency checker



On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 16:36 +0200, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
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> seth vidal wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 14:12 +0200, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
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> >> This [1] is a rather ugly dependency checker for any number of
> >> repositories. It uses yum to search for requirements that cannot be
> >> resolved.
> >>
> >> I thought maybe because there's no dependency checking yet on updates
> >> and such (don't know the details), and I needed this anyway, I'd just
> >> dump it here and collect some useful comments.
> > 
> > How does this differ from repoclosure in yum-utils?
> > 
> 
> I'm assuming that if I use repoclosure with the system's yum
> configuration, it tells me what it can't resolve just like when I would
> yum install the package with missing dependencies -so correct me if I'm
> wrong to assume that:
> 
> A random example from repoclosure:
> 
> # repoclosure -c /etc/yum.conf -a i386 -n
> [...snip...]
> package: dkms - 2.0.16-1.fc7.noarch from fedora
>   unresolved deps:
>      kernel-devel
> [...snip...]
> 
> # yum install dkms
> [...snip...]
> Installing:
>  dkms               noarch     2.0.16-1.fc7     fedora             84 k
> Installing for dependencies:
>  kernel-devel       i686       2.6.22.1-41.fc7  updates           4.7 M
> [...snip...]
> 
> I'm not sure where it differs, but apparently repoclosure does some
> things different from yum, as I'm sure this ugly depchecker does too.
> 

repoclosure doesn't care about your local rpmdb. It takes a look at all
the repositories you have and makes sure you have depset closure across
all of them.

-sv



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