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Re: redhat abe

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-01-27 at 09:36 -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> >  Best damn depsolver that I've ever seen, does all the 
> > (imho) useful
> > stuff that apt does (and yum/up2date do not, at least not yet, like 
> > back-tracking),
> Does smartrpm have equivalents to 
> apt-get source
> apt-get build-dep
> These are the features I like about apt and which make apt interesting
> to me.

I know Gustavo showed interest in adding this kind of functionality. It 
may depend on the back-end being used, some repo metadata does not support 
source packages.

In the light of this discussion, it would be nice if Smart developped 
mach/abe kind of functionality too. Especially since Smart's configuration 
can be easily manipulated using smart on the commandline and it already 
includes much of the infrastructure necessary.

> Another feature I am missing in both apt and yum is a usable
> --download-only operation.
> apt-get has "-d" but insists on its "package name mangling", (FC3's) yum
> doesn't support it all, I don't know about smartrpm.

smart upgrade --download

You also have 'smart download' if you just want to download a set of 
packages by name/glob.

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