RPM 'relaunched' at rpm5.org (Linux.com)
Posted Jun 16, 2007 8:23 UTC (Sat) by jengelh
Parent article: RPM 'relaunched' at rpm5.org (Linux.com)
rpm5 sounds totally wraptastic.
>Support is in place for more complex dependency checks, such as negated dependencies (in which a package is dependent on the absence of another)
Uhm, rpm4 had that for ages (and perhaps even earlier versions), it's the "Conflict:" tag in .spec files. Multilib is, well, currently handled at the package name level ("libcurl2", "libcurl3", etc). Multiplatform is also supported in (at least opensuse's) rpm4. "rpm -e foobar.i586" and "rpm -e foobar.x86_64", the other way is of course "rpm -ihv foobar.i586.rpm; rpm -ihv foobar.x86_64.rpm" should you need it.
>RPM is also, he notes, one of the first projects to use the Native POSIX Thread Library in Linux.
Wtf? ISC BIND used threads even before the idea of rpm5 came up.
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