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Re: RPM roadmapping



On Sat, 2007-07-28 at 14:53 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Panu Matilainen <pmatilai <at> redhat.com> writes:
> >    - RPM is not an ftp/http client, it's a package manager.
> 
> Am I the only one who things that being able to rpm -Uvh http://....rpm is a 
> nice feature?

it's not an issue of it being a nice feature - it is an issue of whether
it is a good idea to maintain the code. Keep in mind - rpm has its own
http/ftp client included. It's not using curl or wget. All its own code.
That seems a bit much to maintain esp when the majority of people using
rpm do it through a higher level language that already has a http/ftp
client.

the best way to make rpm reliable and consistent is to strip out all
things that are unnecessary.

-sv



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