Looking for testers: RPM 4.9 alpha

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Nov 29 20:34:54 UTC 2010

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

>>>>>> "PM" == Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> writes:
> PM> In particular, I'm interested in feedback on the new, pluggable and
> PM> enhanced dependency extration system. Documentation is scarce at the
> PM> moment but some background and examples can be found here:
> PM> http://laiskiainen.org/blog/?p=35
> Unfortunately laiskiainen.org isn't responding for me at the moment, so
> I can't check the actual packages, but could you comment on whether
> rpm-builds dependency list will be changing as a result of this?
> Because if so we'll have to work through a round of build failures as
> things which used to be in the buildroot purely due to rpm-build might
> no longer be there.  I'm thinking of perl in particular.

I don't expect changes to rpm-build's dependencies for the time being. The 
pluggability just makes it /possible/ to add new things without dragging 
them in as dependencies or jumping through nutty hoops to avoid them.

At some point (maybe for F16, I dunno) we might want to look at pushing 
some of the current dependencies like perl out to perl-related packages 
etc, but that's not an immediate goal.

 	- Panu -

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