[Rpm-metadata] quasi-idea

Jeff Johnson n3npq at nc.rr.com
Sun Aug 22 22:47:45 UTC 2004


Daniel Veillard wrote:

>On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 08:07:43PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
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>>Hi all,
>> I was just reading over old mail and backlogs of irc among other things
>>and I noticed something Jeff Johnson had mentioned a while back.
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>>Specifically a comment about xml referrals. Is it possible to do a valid
>>referral in an xml file, like you would with an ldap tree?
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>  If you explain the semantic you expect from "valid referral" I can probably
>answer for the XML side.
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This is prolly the XML name space idea you had for rpm packaging several
years ago. Otherwise, I dunno what skvidal is talking about ...

HTH

73 de Jeff

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>>I'm asking b/c it would be an interesting experience to create a
>>distribution 'tree' that was a set of metadata repositories tied
>>together by a central metadata repo that used referrals to find other
>>items.
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>  Sounds something based on Hyperlink references like for example based
>on XInclude [1] might work. You can test with xmllint --xinclude ...
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>>It'd be interesting to see if people could assemble distributions from
>>mutliple repositories.
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>>Anyone think that might be an interesting area to look into?
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>  Seems to me doing the assembly at the XML level is not really the right
>way. The fact that package foo comes from disto A while foo-extra1 comes
>from distro B are of interest, for example if you need foo-devel you
>really should look into A first. I really think aggregation should be done
>hierachically and if you loose that at the metadata level, problems will
>follow.
>
>Daniel
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>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude/
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