[packagekit] PackageKit support for Fedora modularity?
stefw at redhat.com
Thu Aug 3 10:30:22 UTC 2017
On 03.08.2017 12:12, Richard Hughes wrote:
> 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.
dnf (and soon yum) is the local thing that understands the modularity
logic. So I guess this means talking directly with dnf and yum.
By the way, The module data is carried by extra files in a yum repo.
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