[packagekit] GNOME summit and more about GPG keys

Justin Haygood jhaygood at reaktix.com
Wed Oct 10 08:40:45 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 11:18 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> 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
> or
>  Provides: codec=audio/mpeg
> otherwise you probably just want configure options to specify how to
> build the backend, e.g.
>  --yum-magicfind=fedora|rhel|pld|opensuse|sled
> etc. and then do the right thing in the yum backend that these guys are
> (or aren't) using.
>      David

Scratch the opensuse/sled off that. We use zypp, but we still use RPMs
and the repo-md (yum) repository format. 

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