[CentOS] Understanding modularity

Mon Apr 27 14:48:40 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 4/27/20 8:27 AM, Simon Matter via CentOS wrote:
> Hi,
> I've read the Fedora modularity docs but am still missing the big picture
> somehow. Hope someone can clarify things for me.
> What I'm most wondering: does modularity have any influence on the RPM
> packages at all. I mean, is there anything inside a RPM package which says
> it belongs to a module or it has a special function in a module?
>>From what I understand the RPMs are just completely normal packages and
> only YUM/DNF knows from some metadata that an RPM belongs to a module. Is
> that corrent?

Well .. yes and no.

Individual rpm packages have requirements for install .. so if a package
is built against python38 , it will require python38 libraries.  The
individual RPMs though do not have knowledge specifically about Modules
though, just the metadata.

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