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Re: Ugly dependency checker



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seth vidal wrote:
> 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
> 
> 

Right that I figured, but what I don't understand is it reports dkms has
missing requirement 'kernel-devel'.

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