Posted Dec 15, 2006 6:48 UTC (Fri) by eklitzke
Parent article: RPM -- plans, goals, etc.
I'm really excited to see that there will be renewed interest in the python bindings for rpm. I recently had to use them, and the documentation for them was almost nonexistent. Questions about them on mailing lists and such generally pointed to the two (IIRC) very short and not-too-helpful guides for using them that are floating around online.
From doing this research into the RPM bindings and how to work with RPM, I got the impression that a lot of really messy RPM internals were needlessly exposed -- probably because the bindings were written for yum, which is done entirely in python. Cleaning up the Python bindings and providing better documentation would make it really easy to do cool/useful things with RPM (e.g. writing custom in-house applications for managing and deploying packages).
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