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Re: [zypp-devel] OSI: openSUSE Installer Presentation
  • From: Michael Andres <ma@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 18:00:27 +0100
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On Thursday 18 December 2008 17:30:28 Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
On 12/18/2008 at 5:10 PM, "Benji Weber" <benji@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

2008/12/18 Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett <dmacvicar@xxxxxxx>:
Stanislav Visnovsky wrote:
Frankly, I fail to see difference to the add-on product concept, which
is basically a repository with addiotional information.

Technically yes.

But technically everything is the same.
- Wav files are just compressed mp3s
- Alien movie is just Jaws on a Spaceship

Innovation is usually the small final step/small difference that makes
people use it in a different way.

I'm also not sure that add on products would currently allow us to
create distribution independent bundles, which is something that would
be nice.

That would basically require building against an LSB base project. I think
that's the only way this CAN be achieved. But then the /sbin/yast2 part of
the suggested OSI is not suitable. Latest at this stage you end up not
being able to use any package manager (well, wrong. There is PackageKit).

You could also try to detect an appropriate package manager, or simply call

osi_install /tmp/$TARGET_NAME/root/installer.ymp

and leave it to the admin/distributor to provide an appropriate implementation
of it. Or without osi_install fall back to 'rpm -Uvh' hoping the dependencies
are resolved.


Michael Andres

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