Rick Miller wrote:
>> But even with all the patching, the only yum use is for handling
>> RPM packages for Linux on FreeBSD (like for the linux emulator).
>> It has too many hardcoded assumptions to work for native packages.
>> There is no real interest in having it portable to other systems.
> I left something out when I explained that we were trying to build
> Yum. We are looking to install RPM and Yum and use those to manage
> our homegrown software and packages on FreeBSD. We're not looking to
> manage anything other than our own software and applicable
That is a perfectly reasonable usage scenario, just not sure about yum.
But just because it isn't "supported" doesn't mean that it won't work.
> Having said that, do you believe that portability will continue to be
> an issue under these circumstances?
I haven't looked at the later versions, than rpm-5.2.1 and yum-3.2.29.
But yum used to have all kinds of assumptions coded in, like the use
of /usr/bin/python and not allowing prefix. Or using "redhat-release".
And as far as I know, yum still declares conflicts on rpm5 and zif...
Should take a look at the later yum code, see how much it would take ?
A slight problem is that nobody is maintaining the python at rpm5.org.
Received on Wed Apr 4 21:31:03 2012