[Yum] Re: Notes on Yum Changes

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Sep 6 23:58:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 10:44 -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, seth vidal wrote:
> > 
> > > What is the purpose/advantage of this? If I have a yumgroups.xml file
> > > does this mean I have to run createrepo every time I make a change
> > > to it?
> > 
> > yes, otherwise the checksum and timestamp data will be incorrect.
> Am I correct that this behavior is set in stone and that there is no way
> to work around it. I can see this being a PITA when making new setups or
> making the slightest modifications to the yumgroups file. Of course I have
> not actually tried it yet (no time) so maybe I am wrong.

I don't know another way of it being handled. If we don't have the
checksum and timestamp in the repomd.xml file then we'd have to download
the groups file EVERY TIME in order to check it for changes.

the repomd.xml is < 1K

the groups file can be hundreds of K


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