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FISH simplifies the installation of RPM packages by providing automatic dependency handling and RPM database manipulation.

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  •  27 Jun 2002 19:57

    Release Notes: The 'providers' file has been integrated with the 'dependencies' file. The 'dependencies' file format has been updated. Packages in the 'dependencies' file can be updated to newer versions. An '--import' option has been added which merges two 'dependencies' files. Remaining packages and failed dependencies are listed after installation termination.

    •  13 Mar 2002 20:03

      Release Notes: This release adds the options --tag (used to identify a specific distribution), --label (used to associate a directory with a CD-ROM), and --showdata (shows the data used by FISH) . The --analyse option can add a new directory to an already available 'dependencies' file. The --depfile option has been removed (replaced by --tag). The provider table is saved in a 'providers' file. Bidep handling has been improved. Requirements are also searched for in rpmlib. A bug in the searchPackage function has been fixed.

      •  02 Jan 2002 20:43

        Release Notes: Support for RPM version 4.0 and 4.0.3, and a fix for a bug in the --test option.

        •  10 Dec 2001 21:41

          Release Notes: The option '--test' is also available during '--depfile' installation. A verbose option has been added. The performance of the '--analyse' option has been improved. Subdirectories of the '--analyse' directory are also analysed.

          •  17 Oct 2001 20:11

            Release Notes: The --dbadd option now needs a file that describes the database additions. This file holds the name of the package, the files contained in this package, and how the files are reflected in the provide list. If there are a couple of packages that can fulfill a dependency, the best match is suggested (based on architecture). It is still possible to select one of the others. If you don't want to choose, use the --dontask option. If one of the possible packages is already installed, there is no other package suggested or installed.


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