Re: Red Carpet 0.9 beta

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 11:33:46 Ian Peters wrote:

> You have two options here:
> 1) Use rpm -Uvh --justdb on a real RPM which provides a library you've
>   installed from source, to make the db think the package is installed
>   without actually installing any files from the package

Hmmm... downloading an RPM I don't intend to install over a 56k dialup
connection in order to just update my database... um, no.

> 2) Use the /usr/lib/rpm/vpkg-provides* scripts

Sounds annoying.

I wish the Linux community had agreed on one packaging system and stuck to it.


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