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Re: rpm infinite recursions using manifests

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sun 07 Sep 2008 - 20:22:26 CEST
Message-id: <C0362B46-E885-4DA6-958B-11D9C39F8A88@mac.com>

On Sep 7, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Alexey Tourbin wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 07, 2008 at 12:10:18PM -0400, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> There's a class of infinite recursion problems with manifests used
>> on the rpm CLI that I don't know to fix.
>>
>> A manifest is a file containing a list of paths to packages (or other
>> manifests)
>
> Forbid manifest files from within manifests.

Forbid manifests entirely is a similarly Draconian solution.

I want an acceptable general solution, forbidding solves no  
engineering problem.

Personally, I don't think its the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it if
loops exist. manifests have zillions of usages even if the recursion
cannot be detected reliably.

73 de Jeff
Received on Sun Sep 7 20:24:27 2008
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