[Yum] Newbie question
rbthomas55 at pobox.com
Sat Nov 15 06:04:07 UTC 2003
On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 10:56 AM, nosp wrote:
> For me, I have one NFS directory all the machines can mount, and
> symlinked /var/cache/yum/*/packages and /var/cache/yum/*/headers
> to that
> directory. I make sure one machine does a yum check-update and yum
> upgrade before all the others, so there is only one writer to that
> directory (practically speaking, though there is a danger).
This is a neat trick, and definitely saves some bandwidth if your
are at the far end of a very narrow pipe. However, it's not for
the faint of heart! A lot depends on getting the timing exactly
right, and that's not a trivial task.
It's a game for trained professionals... Definitely in the class of
"Don't try this at home, kids!"
Disk is cheap. Doing the default thing -- duplicating the yum
headers and packages per machine -- is definitely the safest plan.
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