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Getting INSTALLED to work


Author Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl>
Full name Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl>
Date 2006-08-19 11:51:01 PDT
Message LS,

Well, the previous release has not yet time to cool down, or here is
Pauline with a new set :)

In it you will find the following issues attacked.

1. CurrentDB._findNewest() changed so it wont need to iterate over
   each name, instead get the rpm_id in the first pass and use that
   later to build a list of active rpm_id's.

2. Added info field to INSTALLED. It can have 5 values:
   0 - OLDIE: rpm for which a newer version is also installed (e.g. kernel)
   1 - UP2DATE: rpm which is as recent as we have
   2 - WEIRD: installed rpm which is MORE RECENT than we have!?!
   3 - UPDATABLE: rpm for which we have a newer version
   4 - ORPHANED: rpm of which we dont know anything.

3. Added _updateInstalledPackages and call that from all functions which
   change either the accessable RPMs (scan_dir,subscribe,​unsubscribe)
   or the installed RPMS (add/remove packages)

4. Changed function parameters for profile.add/remove packages. This
   way the db function can process the list in one go and calculate
   the changes for 'info'.

PS, I'm not overly fond of the field name 'info', suggestions welcome.

PPS. I'm finaly able to have a little PHP page tell me which registered
     systems are out-of-date! No more joins all over the place, just by
     looking at the INSTALLED table. Color me happy :) Yeah!

PPPS. Not sure what to do about the package_id in INSTALLED. I'm not really
      using it, and dont see a posible use for it in the near future. Kill

PPPPS. The website in current wont work for me. The framework needs python24
       which is not in my distro. I did however patch a bug in MySQLdb
       module, so it can co-exist with PHP in the same server. (the rpm
       is hardcoded to use mysqlclient10, and php-mysql uses libmysqlclient14,
       an accident waiting happen!)

PPPPPS. Note to self, must stop PPS'ing... :)

    Met vriendelijke groet,
        Pauline Middelink
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Getting INSTALLED to work Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> 2006-08-19 11:51:01 PDT
     Re: Getting INSTALLED to work theslack Jack Neely 2006-08-25 13:46:15 PDT
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