how to have yum prefer one dependency over others

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Sep 17 01:38:55 UTC 2011


Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> If you have decided you are going to do something different with Zif
> anyway, you might as well as work with the zypper team and see whether
> you can make something out of it.  So much of what we do in Fedora is
> built around yum though and I don't know what you have planned but go
> through years of subtle bugs in a new dep resolver stops being funny
> quickly.

Unfortunately, zypp has some design flaws of its own. In particular, it 
spawns the rpm command line as an external process for some operations 
instead of using librpm as it's supposed to (yet other operations use the 
library).

        Kevin Kofler



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