On 2/14/20 2:30 AM, Holger Levsen wrote: > On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 08:14:11PM -0500, Sandro Tosi wrote: >> thanks! I'm gonna go ahead and file an RM bug for the following pkgs >> too: yum createrepo python-lzma yum-metadata-parser mock yum-utils >> dtc-xen deltarpm >> >> they are a closed set > > thank you for cleaning up after all of us, now that we reached containers. > (which used to be called virtualisation mainframes before... ;) > > I mean, rpm is definitly still useful to have on Debian, but yum and > friends???
I am the one that maintained yum for about a decade in Debian. Yum is (was?) useful because it does the same thing as debootstrap. Ie: with it, you can bootstrap a CentOS chroot from a Debian host, which may be useful for example if using Xen (or other virtualization systems). That was in fact my use case. Anyway, yum is kind of dead, as distros have been moving to dnf. I see therefore no reason to keep it. Cheers, Thomas Goirand (zigo)