[packagekit] Adding a recursive flag to GetDepends and GetRequires

Robin Norwood rnorwood at redhat.com
Fri Nov 9 08:42:56 PST 2007

Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 14:09 +0100, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
>> Debian uses a non-standard package manager. The one used by
>> LSB-compliant and thus by most distros is RPM.
> Not a valid argument. LSB is not implimented by most distros and the
> packagemangement bit is even less well supported.

Oy, yeah, let's not even get into the LSB wars, please.  PK should be
about peace, love, and understanding between the distros.

>> RPM does not track such
>> data and implementing it somewhere else than in a package manager is a
>> non-trivial task.
> yum does.

And (I think, not being very familiar with apt at all), PK can
successfully deal with the differences between yum/apt.


Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

"The Sage does nothing, yet nothing remains undone."
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