[ATrpms-devel] smart & medley (was: kernel 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5smp)
promac at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 12:14:48 CEST 2006
I think that this odd behavior is due to the fact that apt was originally
for debian. But I wrote a script to fix the names.
Well, I think that now I have a general understanding of yum/apt/smart,
and I would like to write something about the three of them in the same
style that I wrote about the kernel modules. I hope one day they go to
the ATrpms FAQ.
However, I still have a question. I have never upgraded a version
say, FC4 to FC5, this way. Suppose I mix repos: freshrpms, dries, atrpms,
extras, but I choose which packages to use from it one of them, that is,
I choose which version of package X to be used based on the repo, and not
based on what apt wants.
So, I think that I should remove all the additional repos from the
configuration file, and let there only the base channel, say for FC4. After
the upgrading, I would put them back again, now for the new version, FC5,
and choose what I want.
Is that correct?
I have always upgraded versions from scratch, making an image, and
to others computers. I use partimage for this purpose. I save the image on a
computer on the network. The last rpm I found is from dag for FC3. I have
been using this program for years. Recently, I rebuilt it for FC4 and FC5. I
uploaded for you the .src.rpm, if you like to add it in ATrpms. I will also
include it usage in the FAQ.
If anyone else is willing to write about other topics, I can collect the
material and publish it as an unofficial FAQ for ATrpms. My idea is to have
something in the same style the Ubuntu community has. And the advantage is
that you do no need to spend time writing, just checking the accuracy of the
However, if people think that this is not necessary, I will not waste my
time writing an English version.
On 8/15/06, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 09:18:18AM -0300, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> > Since I like to keep all the rpms I download, do you know if there is
> > a way of making it keep the original name of the rpm,
> > without any "_" ?
> No, I assume this needs to be changed before compilation. I remember
> that apt's author wanted to fix that.
> Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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