Restriction of Package Lists
The package lists can be restricted by distributions and/or architectures.
By using the configuration dialog in the "My rpmseek" area, you can define distributions and/or architectures that are displayed by opening a package list.
When a default selection has been defined, it is displayed beside the captions
"Architecture" and "Distribution" (Point A). This default selection is represented in the
select boxes by the line
If the package list was opend by using the "Browse by Distribution" overview, the appropriate distribution is preselected. The same goes for to the "Browse by Architecture" overview pages.
Dependencies between Select Boxes
The entries of the select boxes are depending on each other. That means that one select box lists only those distributions or
architectures that fit the actual active selection of the other select box. This way it is ensured that the selectable combinations will always find
In the example above, the select box "Show Architecture" (Point C) lists the Architectures i386, i586 and src. It does not mean that the package "wine" exists only for these architectures, it rather signifies that there are no other architectures for the actual selection of distributions (Mandrake and RedHat, Select Box B). If the line
If you want to have all architectures listed in the select box "Show Architecture" that the package "wine" exists for, you first have to revoke the restriction by distribution that is shown in the select box "Show Distribution". In this select box the line
The same goes for the handling of the select box "Show Distribution".
If your distribution is not listed here (Select Box D), it means that the package "wine"
does not exist for the wanted distribution in combination with the selected architecture (Select Box E - i386, i586, i686). If you want all
distributions to be listed for which the package "wine" exists, you have to revoke the restriction by architecture in the select box "Show
Architecture" (Punkt E).
In a nutshell:
- One select box lists only those entries which will provide results considering the selection of the other select box.
- The line
"-- Selection"restricts the package list to distributions and architectures listed at Point A. This selection can be defined and modified in the "My rpmseek" area.
- By choosing the line
"-- All --",all distributions or architectures are being selected which are actually listed in the appropriate select box and which are matching the selection in the other select box.
If you want to have all files listed that exist for a special software package, the line