[Yum-devel] Re: [Yum] Get rid of the header download

Nathan Straz nstraz at redhat.com
Mon Oct 30 14:22:56 UTC 2006


On Oct 29 23:19, seth vidal wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 10:28 -0600, Nathan Straz wrote:
> > I started looking at this item on the YumIdeas page.  A yum upgrade from
> > FC5 to FC6 pushed me over the edge. :)
> > 
> > I think the critical piece to get this working is to fill out the RPM
> > Python interface.  Currently you cannot create new hdr objects from
> > python.  The only factory interfaces I found depend on reading a binary
> > blog, which is exactly what we want to avoid.
> > 
> > I started trying to get "h = rpm.hdr()" working and ran into a big
> > problem.  I created a tp_new function for hdr which allowed me to create
> > new hdr objects in Python.  Then I allocated the Header structure in
> > hdrObject and all hell broke loose.  On my system calling headerNew()
> > totally clobbers the hdrObject.
> > 
> 
> Hi Nathan,
>  So far it looks like the patch you've seen needs to go to rpm-devel or
> rpm-python-devel instead. Additionally, it'd be best if you discussed
> yum development issues on the yum-devel list, cool?

Cool.

Has anyone else started work on this item?

Nate



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