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Re: redhat abe



On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> >  new repodata format)
> IMO, this is more a matter of politics and willingness, but a technical
> requirement.
> 
> Technically, I don't see any need for apt to adopt yum's repodata
> format. Politically, this requirement is introduced by RH not wanting to
> add apt-repositories and fedora.us apparently being unable to set up
> complete repositories. If apt-repositories are cleverly set up, the
> additional overhead they introduce in addition to the original files
> becomes more or less negligible.

Well, generating repositories demands a lot of a system. Generating 3 
different repositories (apt, old-yum, new-yum) is really becoming an 
issue and prevents me from releasing updates flexibly. If I have to wait 
30 to 45 minutes before I can starting syncing with a mirror, I delay that 
sometimes until the next time I'm online which could be 24h later.

You have to know that I refuse to work with passphrase-less keys, so 
signing and syncing is an interactive step and requires my attention.


> BTW: Even SuSE is available with apt. I wonder why they don't have the
> multilib issue - I guess they don't ship multilibs :)

Afaik, they rename the packages.

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