Moving on

Simon Perreault nomis80 at
Sat Jun 16 07:49:26 PDT 2001

On Saturday 16 June 2001  9:46, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> Backend failed to compile something. It'll send a message over RPC to
> the frontend. Frontend then tells the user "This went wrong. We can try
> to do "this, this and that to fix it. Pick one". User then picks a
> possible solution, front-end sends a modified profile to the backend
> which is executed.
> This way the backend remains dumb. It just reads a profile and acts on
> it, it doesn't need all kinds of smart self-correcting mechanisms.
> That's for the front-end and user to do.
> How would you do this with rpm?

Ah, this is one possible advantage. I'm not sure it would be feasible, but it 
clearly shows an advantage over RPM.

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