Fedora 9 Beta, PackageKit and system-config-printer

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Mar 19 19:54:20 UTC 2008


On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 14:47 -0500, Michael E Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 12:21:38PM -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:57:48 +0000
> > Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 16:47 -0500, Michael E Brown wrote:
> > > > Firmware-tools uses this *extensively*. I would like to port
> > > > firmware-tools to use package-kit, but can't really, without this
> > > > function. (As opposed to maintaining instructions for apt, yum,
> > > > smart, rug, et al. currently.)
> > > 
> > > I've merged in a WhatProvides() abstract method into packagekit a few
> > > minutes ago. I'll add an example as pk-install-depends now, and also
> > > make pkcon fall back if there was no package match with pkcon.
> > > 
> > > This means pkcon install $random_provide should work as you wish.
> > 
> > Just to clarify, this is in the development version in git, not (yet)
> > in the version in Fedora.
> 
> Random package kit question:
> 
> Does package kit provide a generic method to set up a yum repository?
> (obviously only applicable for RPM-based systems). Right now that is
> another one of my pain points: setting up repositories across
> suse/fedora/red hat, et al is not possible in a generic way even though
> they all support yum repositories.

how do you mean 'setup'. All of the above distros use createrepo to
setup a repo.

or do you mean setup in the package mgmt software, sense?

-sv





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