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Re: Sharing yum between several machines

On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 17:47 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> On Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:14:30 +1030, Tim wrote:
> 	[snipperoo]
> > I wouldn't do a yum update simultaneously on two or more boxes, though.
> > I don't know how it'd take to two boxes both trying to download the same
> > RPM file to the same place.
> 	Hmmm ... I do it all the time, every day or two, on five or six 
> boxes behind one router & KVM switch. I run "yum clean all," "updatedb," 
> "rpm --rebuilddb," and then "yum update" whenever the previous update got 
> something; otherwise I just keep repeating "yum update." I get the 
> sequence started on one machine, then KVM-switch to the next and the 
> next, till all have either completed or reported nothing to do. It's 
> quite common for "yum update" to be running simultaneously on two -- or 
> several.

Just to be clear, are these machines sharing the same package directory
via NFS?

Also, when you say "the previous update got something" so you mean the
previous update completed, or the previous update found something to do?
The exact order of events is important.


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