how to have yum prefer one dependency over others

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Sat Sep 17 18:52:56 UTC 2011

On 09/17/2011 05:58 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 09/17/2011 07:53 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> The near-flamefest on this thread over whose depsolver is the best is
>> largely besides the point: in a perfect world there would be just one
>> Grand Unified Depsolver (library) that everything including rpm itself
>> would use. And in order for rpm to be able to use it, it'd have to be
>> implemented in C. Whether its *in* rpm or something external (such as
>> libsatsolver) is a different question entirely. Now there's a nice
>> little pet-project for somebody
> Ah I was hoping to come to this point.   You are willing to merge a
> depsolver directly in RPM?

With if's and but's ... yes. Otherwise there wouldn't have been much 
point in bringing this up in the first place.

> If so, have you looked at libsolv?

Not in any depth (yet), but that'd be the obvious starting point. Based 
on very cursory first looks, it appears spot-on in terms of abstraction 
& layering.

	- Panu -

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