[Yum] Update strategy, header extraction

Karsten Jeppesen karsten at jeppesens.com
Wed Jan 14 19:20:55 UTC 2004

Hi there,

I am the designer of the briQ and by accident I noticed that YUM was a 
much better choice of update engine than apt-get which doesn't really 
work for me.

The current strategy is as I see it: base, then update.
Can this be made a more complex tree? The reason for this is as follows:
The briQ is a PPC Open Firmware general industrial computer, which uses 
basically the same kernel as Apples machines, but sometimes the kernel 
misbehaves because the briQ has neither keyboard nor monitor. And 
sometimes this is not adequately tested for by the kernel folks.

What I need is YUM to say: check YDL-base, then YDL-update and then 
Total Impact -update.

Is that possible? Is it already there? I haven't tried just to add 
another update section.

Secondary - how do I build the YUM tree? More specifically - how do you 
extract the headers. Yes - I noticed they are binary and not text so it 
may be clipped from the rpm.


Dr. Karsten Jeppesen
VP of Technology
Total Impact
Tel: 805.987.8704
Fax: 805.484.9469
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