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Re: yum-updatesd in F8?



On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 16:20 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 10/9/07, Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 15:52 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > > 1) Does yum-updatesd still block yum and piruit? Causes newbies some headaches.
> >
> > You can't have multiple things doing transactions at the same time.  It
> > just _can't_ be guaranteed to work.  Both yum and pirut should now let
> > you easily retry (or exit out).  Also, the main reason things were
> > getting blocked was deadlocking of yum-updatesd in threading land.  This
> > can't really happen now.
> 
> Forgive my ignorance, but is it not possible to have yum work in
> essentially a read-only mode which would allow checking for updates...
> but would _not_ block other applications>

No, because we change out repodata in place.  Which would mean that you
could get a very inconsistent view if you didn't listen to the lock.

> > > 3) Is there a silent download, interactive install mode?
> >
> > Yep, just like always.  But should be more reliable now.
> 
> Cool. I take it RFEs on the interface are welcome?

Yep!  Bugzilla against yum-updatesd for the daemon side, pirut for the
UI

Jeremy


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