[packagekit] Questions about Get Depends and Get Requires
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 00:00:27 PST 2007
On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 08:02 -0700, Boyd Timothy wrote:
> 1) I noticed that libzypp doesn't just return package dependencies,
> but also single libraries and files. Some of these libraries can be
> provided by multiple packages. Do any other PackageKit backends have
> to deal with that? ...and if so, what's the recommended thing to do?
> Just return pacakges?
Yes, just packages. The other stuff isn't important to PackageKit.
> 2) How does dependency resolution work in the GUI? For testing
> purposes, I wrote a fake Get Requires which returned three fake
> packages. I expected pk-application to prompt me about the other
> packages when I installed "lynx", but it didn't.
Sure, it just installed lynx and whatever else it needed. I don't see
the need to ask the user to install openoffice-fonts,
openoffice-clipart, openoffice-thesarus etc just because they want
> 3) When GetDepends and GetRequires are called, they should return all
> packages regardless of their installed state, right?
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