Linux and application installing

FlorianFesti ffesti at
Fri Sep 17 15:39:32 UTC 2010

  On 09/17/2010 05:05 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 17 September 2010 13:36, Arthur Pemberton<pemboa at>  wrote:
>> Wouldn't that require the tool to download every package just to get
>> the embedded information.
> Yes, that's what my generator tool does. Of course, it only downloads
> the packages that contain .desktop files (which we can tell from the
> metadata) otherwise that would take more than ages.
That could actually even done by createrepo - just in case it runs too 
fast already. It has to open all the binary rpms anyway and could just 
sweep through the file list and then - if there are files of interest - 
open the payload and unpack the content of the desktop files. I have 
some basic support for reading the pkg content in MY generator tool. May 
be that can go into the rpm Python binding or some of the yum helper 


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