Linux and application installing
jspaleta at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 16:52:01 UTC 2010
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> It just so happens that app-install does just that.
The question isnt should app-install exist. The question is does it
interact with our package management system as a source of metadata
information in the right way that makes sense for our release process.
The point of contention is building a toolset which requires metadata
about applications as a package (or set of packages) on a Fedora
system. The issue is not the intent of app-install, or how its meant
to present information to a user. The issue is the technical
specifics of how it interacts with data resources in order to get the
application metadata it needs.
I've read over the bugzilla thread. I have the same concerns as
expressed by Seth and James. But Rolling up application metadata as an
rpm to be dropped on the system doesn't seem like a good fit for
Fedora. Whereas repomd is designed to deal with metadata in an
extensible way. To not use repomd as the metadata information source
And more to the point because app-install requires our release team to
generate the metadata as part of a Fedora release/update compose
process... opinion from those quarters about how best to provide the
consumable metadata source must be heeded. This isn't a simple case
of content rpm like game content or fonts.
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