[Mono-devel-list] Re: Potential GAC implementation ideas.
joe at ximian.com
Thu Oct 23 16:44:11 EDT 2003
On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 16:04, Todd Berman wrote:
> Personally I am against that.
> The internals of the GAC shouldn't be something that you as a developer, you
> as a packager, or you as a user should care about. Image we go with one
> format, and then 3 releases later we realize there is a way better way to do
> it, and we change internal formats. That would put your package's assemblies
> in the wind, and cause your application to fail.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't rpm allow for commands to be run on
> install and uninstall?
Yes, but they cannot fail, or else you open up a whole extra can of
worms. And error reporting from these scripts is at best bad, and at
If you are reasonably certain that these tools won't fail, then doing it
in an RPM post-install script is pretty reasonable.
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