[Yum] Re: mirror maintenance

Troy Johnson taj at jdmz.net
Wed Sep 8 05:37:12 UTC 2004


Rick Graves wrote:
> The chance that there will be a show-stopping glitch
> in a security patch is extrememly small.  But this is
> still too big a risk for live servers in some
> contexts.  
> 
> I did not think that a new box being completely up to
> date was a huge problem.  As I understand it, the
> concern is that a glitch in an update will bring down
> a live server.  You are not taking this risk with a
> new install.  After all, it is a new install, and if a
> glitch stops it from running, you can troubleshoot the
> problem before you go live.  
> 
> I have never maintained a mirror.

Rick,

I have a small writeup here on making a yumified mirror and delaying 
package deployment:

http://www.jdmz.net/yum/index.html
http://www.jdmz.net/yum/lag-updates.html

Total hackery and crusty, but may help you get what you want accomplished.

*shrug*

Good luck,

Troy



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