yum update and zif
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jan 6 00:00:01 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-01-05 at 16:54 -0700, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 05:09:30PM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > On Wednesday, January 05, 2011 04:32:02 pm Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > > This is from a changelog of yum-3.2.28-16.fc15:
> > > * Tue Jan 04 2011 Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> -
> > > * 3.2.28-15
> > > - latest head
> > > - conflicts zif
> > >
> > > Only that "Zif is a simple yum-compatible library ..."
> > zif is not yum compatiable and it was using yum private data.
> The quoted text was from a zif package description.
> In any case you totally miss the point which was updating a system.
> > if yu want to
> > use zif to manage your packages you must remove yum.
> I do not particularly care about zif and its documentation is
> emphatic that it should not be used directly but only through yum
> and/or PackageKit so, if its documentation is correct, installing
> it by itself would be rather sensless.
> > you would have had to
> > install it AFAIK though maybe packagekit brought it in at some
> > point.
> That "maybe" is what is all of this is about. Otherwise I would not
> even know that such thing exists.
Okay - here's the scoop.
Zif is something richard has been working on. It's a package manager -
it's doing it's own depsolving and installation, etc. He started having
zif touch some files that yum owns and therefore opening us up to lots
of problems with it modifying them incorrectly so we added a conflict
b/c it did conflict.
There's been a bunch of discussion with richard today and we're working
toward a solution. Looks likely that zif will be fixed to not touch
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