I know. If you're so convinced about smartrpm, why don't you
into FC and consider to abandon up2date and yum, rsp. to adopt
smartrpm's resolver into rpm, rsp. to change yum to use that?
1. b/c it's not just his opinion that counts.
2. b/c rh does not control yum development
3. b/c smartrpm, while a nice depsolver, seems to add A LOT of
complexity for some highly limited gain to fedora.
Another feature I am missing in both apt and yum is a usable
apt-get has "-d" but insists on its "package name mangling",
doesn't support it all, I don't know about smartrpm.
it's funny, you seem capable of programming except you've not
contributed any patches, at all, to yum. Why not add in what you're
looking for? It's not like parsing the metadata to do download-only is