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Re: Additional Repository Metadata



On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 12:09 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 11:49, Shahms King wrote:
> > Given that the yum/apt/up2date repository metadata format is in a bit of
> > flux at the moment, this seems like a reasonable time to ask if it would
> > be possible to add something like a "severity" field to the metadata to
> > allow tools to distinguish between security and "normal" updates.
> > 
> > That way, sites could maintain a conservative update policy but still
> > keep abreast of security related updates.  It would also mean that the
> > rhn_applet could only show the blinking red "!" for security updates and
> > a possibly less attention grabbing icon for less important information.
> 
> Where'd you get the idea that the format is in flux?

Well, "recently changed" perhaps.

> 
> And why not address discussion of this format to the rpm-metadata list?

I had no idea that such a list existed . . .

> -sv

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