FAQ alert: "Can I use setup to install snapshots" incorrect now?

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Mon Jun 11 17:37:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 08:35:13PM -0400, Brian Keener wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Can anyone confirm or deny if the FAQ entry mentioned in the subject is
>> still accurate?
>Yep, not going to work based on what I have seen (and also some things I have 
>done) in setup .  As we have discussed before - with its dependency on 
>setup.ini for the packages and the versions (ie Prev, Curr, Test) unless you 
>were to modify the setup.ini file stored locally it wouldn't know what to 
>I wanted to try to take a look at this again - because the ability to do this 
>also requires that setup be able to expand (allowable number of entries) on th 
>fly the structure (packages) that it uses to track the packages available for 
>install.  I just haven't had time and really am not sure of what function to 
>use other than I have found a reference to realloc.

I think I can make this work.  I have restructured a lot of setup that deals
with this type of thing.  Adding support for directories that do not contain
a setup.ini would be trivial.


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