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Re: Yum, Proxy Cache Safety, Storage Backend



On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 14:28 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

If a newer set of pkgs has been added to the repo you can specify the
one you want to install using the complete ver-rel string.

If the older packages are no longer available there's not much yum can
do.

You can pass around sets of specific things to do from machine to
machine using a 'yum shell' script.

-sv



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