[Mageia-discuss] Mandriva is switching to rpm5, and other news

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Fri Dec 3 10:43:58 CET 2010

Maarten Vanraes skrev 3.12.2010 03:01:
> Op donderdag 02 december 2010 23:09:14 schreef Morgan Leijström:
>> ADDING to what i just wrote:
>>> A week or so old news but I saw it now...
>>> <http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2011.0_specs_proposal#Swith_to_rpm5>
>>> <http://ostatic.com/blog/whats-coming-in-mandriva-2011>
>>> <http://proyvind.net/wordpress/?p=71>
>>> Citing proyvind from last link:
>>> "...I think we will end up being able to be the awesome alternative in
>>> the forked world, hoping for interest of other distros, actively
>>> inviting their participation and offering to help merge,..."
>> - i forgot to paste the best part:
>> "I’m curious about what stance Mageia will take on this though, I’m
>> certainly hoping they will adopt our work and allow for us to help them
>> and contribute back and forth, if not I fear they’ll miss out on several
>> changes in just perl-URPM done recently during rpm5 rewrite, and even more
>> so those planned when rpm5 upgrade situtation settles.."

Those perl-URPM changes can always be cherrypicked/ported if decided we 
need/want them...

>>> There are also other goodies in the middle link i hope we can coopreate
>>> with them on.
> well, i'm not adverse to cooperation, but RPM5 is in my opinion FAR too
> unstable to be used for use on our first release.
> I would say, let mandriva find the bugs first and let it give rpm5 a testrun
> with their users; by the time we hit our second release, we will have a for
> sure stable version of it.

Current rpm5 breaks even its own db _way_ too easy leaving a mess...
Let mdv cope with the breakage....

As important package rpm is, we want it rock solid.

Time will tell...


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