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Regarding reliability of "repackage" and "rollback" options in RPM 5.x series

From: <manjunathan.padua@wipro.com>
Date: Tue 10 Nov 2009 - 19:16:50 CET
Message-ID: <4EB051147731D64B9B9187139BAC3E9503A8A600@BLR-SJP-MBX01.wipro.com>
Dear RPM5 team
 We are considering use of RPM 5.x series as the packaging tool for our system.
During evaluation of rpm we found the following information on  features such as "repackage" and "rollback" are not reliable and should not used for generally/production use ?
Is this still the case in RPM 5.x series ?
-----------The release notes for RPM 4.6.0 contain this:----------------------------------

 Removed features  <http://www.rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.6.0#Removedfeatures> 

*	Support for repackage and rollback have been removed as they're seen too unreliable to be generally useful. 
*	Internal network transports have been removed. The remote fetch capability is preserved by using an external, configurable helper (curl by default). For network related configuration such as proxy settings, environment variables like http_proxy are honored by curl, rever to helper documentation for futher information. 
*	Solve database support has been removed as it has proven impractical, severely limited in functionality and hasn't been used by any major distro in years. Plans are to replace the suggestion mechanism by a more flexible plugin architecture at some point. 
*	Support for automatic package relocation for IA-32 emulation layer on IA-64 has been removed. 


Appreciate your expert advice on this.

Thanks & best regards,

Manjunathan Padua Y

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