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Re: Yum repository indices broken by reorganization

On Tuesday 13 March 2007 00:57:28 seth vidal wrote:
> I'm confused as to what happened.
> you made a path like:
> foo/bar/RPMS
> then you moved the packages from
> foo/bar/RPMS
> to foo/bar/
> and you wonder why the metadata made for the pkgs in foo/bar/RPMS
> doesn't work?
> or is there something else going on here that I've missed?

As discussed on IRC there is slightly more to this.

A bunch of packages exist in foo/bar/RPMS, and repodata gets created at the 
foo/ level.  This repodata is cached by many clients during regular 

Then, some new packages are added, some removed, and content is moved from 
foo/bar/RPMS/ to just foo/bar/ and repodata is recreated at the foo/ level.

My best guess here is that since many of the package checksums did not change, 
only their location, yum is using the cached information about those packages 
when it comes time to retrieve them.  Something like "I'm reading in new 
metadata to cache, oh I already know about this package move on to the next" 
and the new url to the file is never added to the cache.  Of course, this is 
purely speculation and I could be completely off base (:

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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