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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future



Rahul Sundaram (sundaram fedoraproject org) said: 
>> Doing things per packages gets too expensive:
>> Even a small amount of work or possibility of error gets expensive and
>> annoying if it has to be done in a lot of packages. The example we are
>> looking at right now are scripts that are handling special types of files
>> like: ldconfig, install-info, gtk-update-icon-cache, ... We hope to come up
>> with a solution soon.
>> Another idea under that topic is the (semi) automatic creation of sub
>> packages. This could be used to address several other problems like  
>> multilib
>> or language files. But right now it is only a vague idea...
>
> Have you looked at what Conary does in this space to solve these issues  
> in particular? It seems worth looking into.

This is all pretty easy to do.... as long as you don't mind downloading
the filelists constantly, and the fact that it won't work when using
'just' RPM.

Moving it to RPM at the lowest level adds a huge level of complication.

Bill


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