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Re: Yum and SRPMs



On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 10:19 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 11/28/05, seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu> wrote:
> > we need the whole path to the src.rpm and we need some way of
> > distinguishing the types of repo BEFORE reading in the metadata.
> 
> 
> But I have to wonder...for yumdownloader and repoquery to work
> efficiently it still helps to pull in metadata about the srpm repos
> during yum runs.  Out-of-date srpm information isn't particularly
> useful.
> 
> If the magical mirrorlist and metadata caching makes it into the
> default yum configuration...how expensive does retrieving the srpm
> metadata become?
> 
> At the very least I would certaintly want  yum makecache  to cache all
> the enabled repos including enabled srpm information.


Both yumdownlaoder and repoquery can (and do) use a private per-user
cache when running non-root so the information will be up-to-date,
regardless of the system yum cache state.

	- Panu -



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