On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 02:22:00AM +0100, Paul Wouters wrote:
Not that agree. The above sounds correct from the yum developers
of view, but fails to take into account the enduser who will expect to
be able to use "the package manager" for such tasks.
I dunno. I expect an end-user savvy enough to use yum on the command line
can figure it out fairly easily. And by extension, anyone savvy enough to
have a use for source.
There also seems to be no easy way for the user to figure out an
additional tool is needed. Perhaps "yum install foo.src" and "yum
-source install foo" could return some helpful information on how
people are supposed to obtain the source in a somewhat automatic way.
That seems like a bad road to go down -- should every option for every
function people think a program should have return an explanation for why it
actually hasn't? What I someone think "yum sourcedownload foo" would be
the intuitive way? Should that also give a message? :)
But maybe a mention in the man pages is warrented, just to help people out.
And this should probably go in the Yum Faq... Okay, now it is (Q14;
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