[Yum] Update strategy, header extraction

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jan 14 19:27:30 UTC 2004

> 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.

make multiple repositories in a yum.conf and have them all in order.
I think that's what you're describing.

> 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.

man yum-arch.

yum-arch is all there is to it - it's very simple.

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