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[openFATE 306526] Pull needed dependencies when installing from a local file
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  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:57:50 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
Feature #306526, revision 9
Title: Pull needed dependencies when installing from a local file

- openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
+ reject date: 2009-07-16 11:53:40
+ reject reason: out of resources for 11.2
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Piotrek Juzwiak (benderbendingrodriguez)

It would be great if it would be possible for YaST? to install any
necessary packages when installing something from a local file.
For example: VirtualBox rpm package needs pam-devel which would have to
be installed by invoking YaST first (not everyone knows what to do when
they encounter a message saying that they're missing a dependency).
So it would be great for YaST to pull the needed dependency or say that
they are not available. This would simplify installation of many
packages for new users.

#1: Mariusz Fik (fisiu) (2009-06-17 13:27:07)
Zypper can do that. Just install local package by:
zypper in ~/path/to/some.rpm

#2: Piotrek Juzwiak (benderbendingrodriguez) (2009-06-17 17:22:31)
I don't mean by opening the file from a console, i mean the GUI way
when someone clicks the file. Do you thin a new user would know how to
open a terminal and additionally know zypper??

#3: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-07-10 12:05:42)
I agree, GUI install and "zypper in" should have the same semantics.

#4: Duncan Mac-Vicar (dmacvicar) (2009-07-16 11:55:50)
This should be implemented in PackageKit, adding handlng of packages to
the backend.

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