[Yum-devel] [PATCH] Add option "curl_options". Helps BZ 849177

Zdenek Pavlas zpavlas at redhat.com
Mon Apr 29 15:54:54 UTC 2013

>  NAK.
>  This is a really bad idea, as it basically means we have to continue to
> use curl forever or break our configuration ... and any

Yes, but I don't believe Yum/urlgrabber will use anything but curl 
in at least 5-10 years timeframe.  And we may document this option
to be valid only for the curl backend.

> bad/incompatible/whatever changes curl makes to how it parses this
> option can't be worked around by us (without doing way more work than
> we'll want to).

The pycurl API is/was pretty stable, IMO.  And having a generic setopt()
route from yum.conf to curl is a win, as it's much easier to just modify
yum.conf than to patch and rebuild two packages (urlgrabber & yum).

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