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Re: rpm installation inside another rpm - database locked [wd-vc]



In regard to: Re: rpm installation inside another rpm - database locked...:

Ever hear the term "dependency hell"? The (or one) solution is to bundle constructs like "GNOME" or "KDE" or "JAVA" or "BASE" or whatever else,
and install as a single bundled rpm.

The person that I learned RPM from all those years ago does this, to this
day.  For small, light distributions it's ok, but I've never been very
fond of it.  For one thing, if "Base" includes pieces from 25 separate
packages and one of them needs to be updated to fix a security issue, you
have a lot greater chance of introducing incompatibilities by installing
the next release of Base, because you're essentially upgrading everything.

I understand why people might choose this route, but it's not without
its own problems.

Tim
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