[Yum-devel] Bleeding edge new feature

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 28 05:32:19 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 18:08 -0800, Leslie Satenstein wrote:
> I would like to see an option whereby I can defer updates of selected
> software that I choose by xx days. My idea is that for certain
> updates, I don't want to be first to receive them, ergo, I don't want
> to be on the bleeding edge.
> I thought that since we have a yum config file that has the exclude
> statement, that we could use the same parameter, only with an option.
> Here is an example
> exclude  xconfig.*  --delay(10,yum,yumex,othermodule), kernel
> For the comparison date, I would use the directory timestamp of the
> rpm file.  The fact that we may be off a day or two due to timezone
> differences does not bother me. I just don't want to be the first to
> install certain updates.

We've covered this a few times on this list and the yum list. You either
need a separate tracking db that counts how long its been since a
package first showed up in a repo or you have to count on the file's
timestamp. The timestamp of an rpm package has nothing to do with when
it was put in the repository or when the repository was made available
to your client.

so an option like you suggest above would not really help solve the
problem you're trying to solve.


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