On Monday 13 December 2010, seth vidal wrote:
On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 09:48 -0600, Clark Williams wrote:
> The reason I am pondering directly accessing yum is that currently we
> parse the output of the resolvedep command and string processing is
> notoriously fragile once you leave the C locale. If we just make calls
> into yum and get back objects representing the missing dependencies
> (rather than parsing yum output as we do now) we side-step all the
> locale issues.
it gets rid of MOST locale issues - but it hands you more of the bizarro
unicode issues :(. I would recommend making sure you enforce locale=C if
you're going to use yum as a module to minimize unicodedecode
The other thing that might be worth considering is using yum as an cli
interface for the install/update calls but use the api for resolvedep.
Note that current mock git (and 1.1.7 I gather) only use resolvedep for the
more_buildreqs stuff from configs, which I guess is a quite rarely used
feature. Regular build dependencies are now installed with yum-builddep.