On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 09:45:39AM -0800, Mike McDonald wrote:
> >> I was thinking of what the MINIMUM set of RPMs you needed installed
> >> so you could bootstrap a system up from sources, not what's the
> >> minimum needed to recompile any arbitrary RPM.
> >Really depends on what you want to do. Many packages detect other packages
> >or features of other packages. This builds a big evil network of
> >dependencies which make bootstrapping somewhat hard. It's a good idea to
> >start with an as complete installation as possible.
> I want to do just the opposite. I want to start with the minimum set
> of installed binaries and build a complete binary distribution from
> its sources. (That means finding the root of the dependency graph and
> starting there, assuming there actually is one. It isn't necessarily a
> single rpm. People like to make circular dependancies!)
Rpm is a particularly sucky self dependency. One generation of rpm
inherits certain settings from it's ancestor so bootstrapping only from
sources is a royally sucky.