[packagekit] PackageKit support for Fedora modularity?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 10:12:25 UTC 2017

On 3 August 2017 at 11:03, Stef Walter <stefw at redhat.com> wrote:
> A module has versions too. Do categories?

No, a category is just a string ID. You can search by category, but
it's not really a good fit.

> One of the fundamental concepts in module is that one can choose to
> 'follow' a specific version of the module and RPMs from other versions
> of the same module are not considered when doing updates.
> Just double checking that 'categories' can expose that concept?

They really can't.

> Certainly the implementation underneath should be used, and PackageKit
> should just be a wrapper.

I'm still a bit unsure where this extra "modularity" logic belongs. It
seems wrong to put it all in the package management layer daemon --
maybe PK should be used as a the mechanism and something above it
understands the modularity system.


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