[packagekit] GNOME summit and more about GPG keys

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Wed Oct 10 08:18:33 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 11:13 -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Interesting.  We'd still need a (backend specific?) way to convert the
> above strings into the actual packages the user needs.

Yeah, of course, but that can go into a backend. Notably, this is distro
(and probably even distro-version) specific as opposed to the current
backend interface that is depsolver-specific. Which is a problem for
different distros using the same depsolver (e.g. both Ubuntu and Debian
use apt-get but they may differ on this naming policy).

However, I think it's fine for yum/rpm based distros to assume they're
using something like

 Provides: modalias=usb:v413Cp8103d2422dcE0dsc01dp01icE0isc01ip01


 Provides: codec=audio/mpeg

otherwise you probably just want configure options to specify how to
build the backend, e.g.


etc. and then do the right thing in the yum backend that these guys are
(or aren't) using.


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