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

Todd Berman tberman at gentoo.org
Thu Oct 23 17:04:38 EDT 2003

Well, I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't fail, especially if the force flag
is used.

What about uninstalling the rpm though, is there a way to script that?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
> admin at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Joe Shaw
> Sent: October 23, 2003 4:44 PM
> To: Todd Berman
> Cc: 'Matthew Mastracci'; mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: RE: [Mono-devel-list] Re: Potential GAC implementation ideas.
> 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.
> Joe
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