[packagekit] GNOME summit and more about GPG keys

Robin Norwood rnorwood at redhat.com
Wed Oct 10 08:12:02 PDT 2007

"Patryk Zawadzki" <patrys at pld-linux.org> writes:

> 2007/10/10, Robin Norwood <rnorwood at redhat.com>:
>> Adrien BUSTANY <madcat at mymadcat.com> writes:
>> > Can't you do a search like "what package does provides the file
>> > /usr/gimp/plugins/xxx" with yum ? If not, it would be handy since rpm
>> > does it with -qf...
>> That's true, with yum/rpm because rpm provides file deps - but:
>> o The yum/rpm guys want to move *away* from those, because they're a big
>> part of what makes yum/rpm slower than apt/deb.
>> o hardcoding a file path kinda sucks.
>> o This doesn't count as cross-distribution, since only yum/rpm support
>> it (for now).
> Whoa, whoah. We are PLD, you will be assimilated, all resistance is
> futile. Poldek (out package manager) supports that feature and already
> did around 2001. Neither us nor Jeff (author of upstream RPM whether
> Fedora likes it or not) are looking forward to dropping file
> information or file-based requirements. Please, no FUD :)

Heh - sorry, imprecise wording there - the yum/rpm guys *in RH* were
talking about wanting to move away from it.  Not that they will be able
to necessarily (some people use it).  Still, I don't think file paths
are the best way to solve this particular problem.


Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

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