On Wed, 2016-10-05 at 20:38 -0700, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
I don't understand how you arrive at this conclusion. dnf is
> on the top of a house of cards when it's running in Terminal. If
> anything below it dies, dnf dies and by extension so is rpm. Could dnf
> be put into it's own session or scope (whatever it's called), and
> would that prevent it from dying if the whole GUI died?
Yes. dnf would prepare the transaction, solve dependencies, etc, and
then kick off a service to do the actual work. The service would pipe
the progress state and such back to the client.
FWIW, someone told me today (in rather colorful terms) that apt-get is
designed exactly this way. It survives the death of its controlling
terminal (and, allegedly - again, I don't know this from personal
experience - has decent support for completing failed transactions if
the apt-get process itself crashes).
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