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Re: [opensuse-factory] Bug 177758
  • From: andreas.hanke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 12:51:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060523105104.71390@xxxxxxx>

> Could someone post a few details about what libzypp actually does and
> how it interacts with ZMD ?
> Is it an abstraction and/or API to ZMD and rug ?

No, the other way round: zmd and rug use libzypp's API.

> Is libzypp the one capable of handling yast2/ZMD repos and RPM-MD ?


> Or is it ZMD/rug ?

No, both of these go through libzypp.

> When using RPM-MD repos in yast2, does it still go through ZMD ?

No, YaST works if zmd is not even installed.

You can do:

rpm -e libzypp-zmd-backend zmd rug

and YaST will still work. (Except for the so-called registration.)

Andreas Hanke

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