On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 09:56:08 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
On 10/19/06, Mike Canann wrote:
> Where do you get the list of packages for a FC release? And what is the
> format of that list?
Best would be local on-disk access to all the repository trees you need,
since for some features you need access to more than the package file
A good start would be to compare Yum metadata of multiple repositories,
e.g. fedora-core-5-i386 and fedora-core-development-i386, but for
examining some details in the RPM package headers, you need to
download copies of the headers (e.g. for Obsoletes etc.)
You'll have to talk to Karsten for that information. Your best
to try to catch him in the #fedora-docs channel on freenode (quaid).
This is actually a tricky project with tricky logic because of things
like, what do you do if a package gets renamed? Replaced, moved to
extras, moved from extras, etc.
Well, an rpm that gets renamed either "Provides: oldname = ..." or is
gone and only appears in a new package as "Obsoletes: oldname".