[Yum-devel] Defining other repository types in yum

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Tue Apr 11 21:41:51 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 15:32 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 15:06 -0500, James Bowes wrote:
> > Hi all:
> > 
> > I'm one of the engineers working on Red Hat Network; we've been looking
> > at yum as a basis for future development work. As a proof-of-concept,
> > we have a modified yum interacting with RHN through a plugin.
> > 
> > The plugin contains RHN specific Repository, PackageSack, and
> > Package objects. To get these to work, we had to make some changes
> > to yum proper.
> > 
> > Following this email I'm going to send a series of four patches. These
> > encompass our work on yum so far, and have allowed us to build a plugin
> > that allows yum to speak to an RHN server.
> > 
> 
> cool.
> 
> 
> > Some things that we might be looking at down the road, and that we'd
> > like to work with you all on integrating into yum are:
> > 
> >     * Token based authentication - Beyond just a username and password,
> >       we'd like to be able to use arbitrary tickets or credentials to
> >       authenticate with the server.
> 
> if you're thinking kerberos tickets then wouldn't it make more sense to:
> 
> - put it into urllib inside python and then have it inherit its way up
> through urlgrabber and into yum?
> 
> 
> 
> >     * Broader SSL support - Particularly, we'd like to have yum be able to
> >       check with a CA (in our case, just a local certificate) to ensure
> >       that the host is who it says it is.
> 
> ditto of above - why not make it possible for urllib to handle this
> sanely and bubble it up through urlgrabber?
> 
> 

Any responses in general to my comments from before?

-sv





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