Bug 86049 - RFE: please include this package manager which will install *any* rpm package
Summary: RFE: please include this package manager which will install *any* rpm package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: phoebe
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
URL: http://rpmwiz.sourceforge.net/
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-13 08:11 UTC by Elton Woo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-03-14 00:01:58 UTC

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Description Elton Woo 2003-03-13 08:11:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
This package manager will install *any* rpm package. 
The current redhat-config-packages only lists those that 
are in the current database, and when installing "foreign"
packages it still does not seem able to resolve and get
needed dependencies.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select an rpm package that is *not* in the current database
2. Run redhat-package manager
3. If there are missing dependencies, the user *usually* will have
to search and find them (suggested replacement libraries by the 
RH package-manager do *not* always work.

Actual Results:  If missing dependencies on the system, package manager _sometimes_
will *suggest* a viable replacement, but this does not always work.

Expected Results:  package manager should find the needed dependencies (perhaps 
using apt-get?) and install the application.

Additional info:

The same package manager should also make it easy for removal of 
unwanted programs, with due allowance for interdependencies by other
applications on the system.

Comment 1 Jim Cornette 2003-03-13 23:51:03 UTC
I agree that enhancing the rh-package manager should be global. If it is decided
that the program will only be used for RH distributed rpms, there should be an
alternative rpm mamager for the GUI environment.
Adding the global capability would also ensure that applications that interfere
with libs or other programs will not install with the package management program.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-14 00:01:58 UTC
1) Right click on package from file manager, click install package. 
Dependencies will be resolved within the universe of packages that can known
about (what's installed + what is shipped in the release)

2) rpmwiz is not something we are going to add at the current time.

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