how to have yum prefer one dependency over others
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Fri Sep 16 19:02:38 UTC 2011
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 01:43:53PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-16 at 19:31 +0200, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 16 September 2011 17:36, seth vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > >> Here is how yum does comparison between multiple package providing the
> > >> same thing:
> > >> http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/CompareProviders
> > <snip>
> > > In Zif, I'm doing something like:
> > ...
> > I don't particularly care how the best provider is selected, but
> > having different tools use different rules is not acceptable.
> having different tools is not acceptable. Especially when one of them is
> not even remotely covering the use cases of our actual users.
> I think I'm going to suggest to fesco that all non-yum depsolvers be
> removed from the distribution. It just creates more work than it does
> If someone wants to ship a depsolver in their own repo on fedorapeople,
> that's fine but providing it in the distro is just a mistake.
Is Zif a SAT solver?
We could really use a SAT solver to replace the current yum depsolver.
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