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How do the RPM and Atomic updates relate to one another?

asked 2014-04-14 13:54:32 +0000

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If the base distribution has an update that's distributed via RPM, how does that relate to the update(s) we get via rpm-ostree?

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answered 2014-04-15 16:42:34 +0000

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Projects will use rpm-ostree to build new trees to be distributed for updates. Those will be taken from the RPMs that are used for non-Atomic systems. So, for example, if Fedora were to send out an OpenSSL update via RPM, that RPM would need to be used to create a new rpm-ostree tree for Atomic users to update with. You could create a new tree from one or many RPM package updates.

Hosts using rpm-ostree keep the package manifest, so you can still query the RPM database about the package information, but all updates are actually distributed as individual trees that may be composed of many RPM updates.

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