[Yum] concern

Karsten Jeppesen karsten at jeppesens.com
Fri Apr 1 21:30:31 UTC 2005

On Apr 1, 2005, at 13:29, seth vidal wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 13:25 -0800, Karsten Jeppesen wrote:
>> Hello Seth,
>> Since you changed to using xml (which i don't mind)  I see one 
>> problem.
>> You are now dependent of the xml library and its dependencies.
>> In my opinion that is a severe limitation in the case where you will
>> attempt to update from one distribution to the next ( ex. YDL3.x to 
>> YDL
>> 4.x )
>> I am aware of the problems but it really would be nice t keep the
>> dependencies to a minimum on the update function in an environment.
> anaconda depends on them, too.
> and yum 2.0.X required libxml2 for the groups parsing before.
> it's not new and if we don't do this then we either have to:
>  - write our own xml parser - fat chance
>  - do without the xml - that ship has sailed. the xml has been in use
> for quite some time while and we're not going back to headers.

sorry to hear that.


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