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Old 02-21-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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heres a project .. any thoughts?


re-reference RPM inclusive conditions in order to single files out of package rather than install entire RPMS per dependacy...
 
Old 02-22-2004, 04:59 AM   #2
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You want to seperate files out of an rpm? You mean like in a tar.gz or other zipped file?

Could you give a better description of what you want to do, otherwise you'll get a stack of questioners like me
 
Old 02-22-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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heh, yeah okay;

i would like to save space by solving package dependancy issues on a file by file basis, rather than on a package by package basis, so when a package says it wants libImlib.so.1, and when the library package that comes in includes 6 other library files that want to overwrite your newer ones, only libIm.so.1 gets installed

it shouldnt be too hard, come to think of it, rpms do know what individual files they want, but still insist on extracting the entire archive (rpm --help list an awful lot of options but i cant find one to excract a single file)
 
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So, a little like apt or yum, then? When an rpm requires a dependency and that dep isn't there, the rpm will stop. Often these dependencies are solved by installing a new package which has that one file as part of it - I assume that this is what you are talking about?
 
  


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