[Mono-devel-list] Re: Potential GAC implementation ideas.

Joe Shaw 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
worst non-existent.

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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