From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Thu 14 Mar 2002 - 19:29:17 GMT
Quoting John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com):
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 09:11:00AM -0800, Rick Moen mentioned:
>> And I _still_ expect to see an accurate dependencies list, in any event.
> bartender  rpm -q --requires galeon
> gtk+ >= 1.2.9
> libxml >= 1.8.14
> gnome-libs >= 1.2.11
> GConf >= 1.0.4
> ORBit >= 0.5.7
> oaf >= 0.6.5
> gnome-vfs >= 1.0.1
> gdk-pixbuf >= 0.11.0
> libglade >= 0.13
> mozilla = 0.9.9
> That enough ? Can you get a dependancy tree from RPM ?
All that rpm -q can tell you is what packages in somebody's package
system contain all the pieces.
That's nice, but what I said was that, on a piece of software's Web
site, I expect to see an accurate list of dependencies. Not names
of RPMs, but rather the specific software depended upon.
That doesn't strike me as a difficult concept. If package X requires
libs a, b, and c, then I'd expect package X's Web page to say "requires
a, b, and c".
Then, user foo can go round up whatever packages his
$DISTRIBUTION_OF_CHOICE dictates, or compile a, b, and c, or whatever
his preferred solution is.
I'm sorry to hear about _your_ package-management system, too. ;->
-- Cheers, "That article and its poster have been cancelled." Rick Moen -- David B. O'Donnel, sysadmin for America Online rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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