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Re: problem with order of installation of package



On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 03:49, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Hmm, interesting. A quick look at the source: 
> Anaconda checks whether the hdlist is preordered, logs a warning if one of
> the packages doesn't have an order tag and then runs
> transactionset.order() on the set, which in turn as far as I can tell
> asks rpmlib to sort the packages by dependenices.
> 
> So.. my understanding is that the pkgorder shouldn't be necessary if the 
> dependencies are correct (which I guess would explain why I haven't seen 
> problems with not running pkgorder) but I'm wondering why does it make a 
> difference then in some cases... 

Correct.  

Note that the rpm 4.0.4 errata released uses chainsaw ordering instead
of presentation ordering when sorting the transaction set.  This does
end up showing some packages that were missing proper prereqs :)

Cheers,

Jeremy





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