[CentOS-devel] anaconda dependency calculation?

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Fri Mar 16 17:28:59 UTC 2007

Easiest solution is likely to just generate a hdlist (using  
genhdlist) and do what you did before.

There's a copy of genhdlist in rpm sources if you need.

73 de Jeff

On Mar 16, 2007, at 1:25 PM, Nicholas Byrne wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to find a tool that calculates all dependencies for a  
> specific package or group of packages for use with CentOS 5 (beta)  
> with the intention of putting together a custom single CD build of  
> CentOS 5. With CentOS 4 i used a python script that used the  
> hdrlist module to find all dependencies which borrowed code from a  
> number of sources.
> I've looked at yumdownloader and how it checks dependencies (using  
> the --resolve option) but if i pass it the list of packages defined  
> in say the Base and the Core yum groups which generally form an  
> absolute minimal install i end up with about 200 packages. If i do  
> a custom install (using beta 1 disks) and deselect everything i end  
> up with over 300 packages.
> So i'm guessing anaconda calculates dependencies in a slightly  
> different way, can anyone point me to files/code where i should be  
> looking to find out?
> Thanks very much in advance for help
> Nick
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