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Re: Splitting the ncurses RPM



On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 13:54 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Simo Sorce (ssorce redhat com) said: 
> > to be honest,
> > I think deciding the package shape based on the broken way we are
> > currently detecting multi-libs is a bad way to decide.
> > 
> > We should fix the way we detect multi-libs, not produce substandard
> > packaging to keep the current multi-libs detection process happy.
> 
> It's not a matter of changing the detection (getting the right packages
> in the tree a multilib), it's a matter of making upgrades work when
> package X is no longer multilib. That's significantly trickier.

It's not like we don't already have the problem, though.  Adding to the
list in anaconda is simple enough and Seth has most of a yum plugin
written.  Then we just have to move the list from being hard-coded in
anaconda to a separate metadata file that ends up in the repos

Jeremy


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