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Who maintains RPM? (2011 edition)

Who maintains RPM? (2011 edition)

Posted May 6, 2011 3:44 UTC (Fri) by gdt (subscriber, #6284)
Parent article: Who maintains RPM? (2011 edition)

It seems to me that Solaris (and to a much lesser degree, Windows) has shown that the ability to rollback from a package management failure is easier done by using a filesystem with a checkpointing feature rather than by adding ACID features to the package manager.

With that in mind, RPM failure is probably better handled by btrfs and a care that user-generated and distribution-generated data are on differing filesystems (which brings us neatly to the FHS revision, the other topic on LWN at the moment, and the thought that /var/lib/rpm may not be the best location for the RPM database).

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