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Re: Yum repository indices broken by reorganization



On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 10:35 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 March 2007 00:57:28 seth vidal wrote:
> > I'm confused as to what happened.
> >
> > you made a path like:
> >
> > foo/bar/RPMS
> >
> > then you moved the packages from
> > foo/bar/RPMS
> > to foo/bar/
> >
> > and you wonder why the metadata made for the pkgs in foo/bar/RPMS
> > doesn't work?
> >
> > or is there something else going on here that I've missed?
> 
> As discussed on IRC there is slightly more to this.
> 
> A bunch of packages exist in foo/bar/RPMS, and repodata gets created at the 
> foo/ level.  This repodata is cached by many clients during regular 
> operations.
> 
> Then, some new packages are added, some removed, and content is moved from 
> foo/bar/RPMS/ to just foo/bar/ and repodata is recreated at the foo/ level.
> 
> My best guess here is that since many of the package checksums did not change, 
> only their location, yum is using the cached information about those packages 
> when it comes time to retrieve them.  Something like "I'm reading in new 
> metadata to cache, oh I already know about this package move on to the next" 
> and the new url to the file is never added to the cache.  Of course, this is 
> purely speculation and I could be completely off base (:

hmm. Now that could be happening, yes. I'll have to check what the
metadata-parser is doing to see if it needs to update the entry in the
db.

good call.
-sv




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