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

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Apr 29 16:05:18 UTC 2013

On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:54:54 -0400 (EDT)
Zdenek Pavlas <zpavlas at redhat.com> wrote:

> >  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).

pycurl is dead afaict. which is its own nightmare.

Pinning yum to a dead upstream for the url-fetching library by putting
in config options is not a good idea.


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