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Re: Yum, Proxy Cache Safety, Storage Backend



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

But you are doing things that aren't guaranteed to work in the first place. All the cache does is expand the window for breakage a bit.

You're perfectly right. Smart web clients know the internet can shift
under their feet and refresh files in case of problems instead of
failing horribly on users (in the browser case you have a big refresh
button for this reason). Though smart web designers know client
refreshes are expensive and limit the refresh needs by avoiding to reuse
the same filenames for different stuff.

Getting a bit off the original topic here, but the "other" thing I've always wished yum could do is "repeatable" updates. That is, the ability to update one machine, test some things, then update another and get only the same set of changes even if some newer packages had been subsequently added to the repos. Currently I believe the only way to do this is to mirror the entire set of repos in each state that you might want to re-use. Perhaps some transactioning info could fix both things at once.

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  Les Mikesell
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