[Yum] other stuff
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jun 26 21:55:08 UTC 2002
On Wed, 2002-06-26 at 17:16, Troy Dawson wrote:
> While I think getting the 'groups' working is more important, I have a couple
> of idea's / suggestions .
well I did some thinking and some talking, and some more thinking and
here is all I've got. Conditional groups would be at best hard, at worst
a quagmire of crap.
I talked with someone at red hat about the comps file and about the
future of that file. It seems like he kinda hates conditional groups
that being said I think I'll probably do something that allows the
1. groups w/i groups
2. packages w/i groups (duh)
3. simple parsing.
> Multiple configuration files and/or the ability to give a command line
> argument telling yum where to look for it's rpm's.
I think it would probably be best/easier to do the following: yum
then we don't have to have as much hatefulness in the cli parsing :)
> Have it be a little more robust server-wise. So that if there are multiple
> servers, and one of them doesn't happen to be available, it just ignores that
> server and uses the other in the list.
> Because it would be nice to have mirrored servers, and have them both in the
> config file. If one of the servers goes down, then the other one just get's
> all of the traffic.
I thought maybe something like this:
name=my cool server
etc etc - up to lets say 10 mirrors I'd guess - to be reasonable.
problems with this:
how do we tell if a url is really down?
I know how to tell if its bad, but down?
we need to keep from having it hang when figuring out what url to use.
any ideas on that?
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