[users] Dropping the repotag
n3npq at mac.com
Sun Mar 18 18:55:48 CET 2007
On Mar 18, 2007, at 1:34 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> Feel free to bring one up that is clearly better. And if possible
> can be
> used with older releases as well.
All rpm packages since forever have an unique identifier, the MD5 sum
of the header+payload.
A key: value(s) table associates additional information with all
E.g. the entry for http://wraptastic.org/pub/rpm-devel/
might look like (in YAML, XML is just as easily invented)
A path for the additional information is defined, say, /var/lib/rpm/
A header extension is added to query RPMTAG_DISTTAG and
the conventions above. For those distros that refuse to change rpm, a
wrapper is written in
whatever your favorite language is. YAML parsing in perl and python,
with existing rpm bindings,
is not rocket science.
A shell script is written to populate the /var/lib/rpm/metainfo meta-
The default query string is changed in /etc/rpm/macros to be
(Note: that would display "popt-1.10.9-0.1.wtf0.wtf.i386.rpm" for the
Another script to copy rpm's to that name is written, less than 20
Now the real question is whether anyone *REALLY* wants this problem
What say ye?
73 de Jeff
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