[Yum] RFC: Linking of Repositories

Jos Vos jos at xos.nl
Thu Nov 9 15:37:53 UTC 2006

On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 04:27:02PM +0100, Dominique Leuenberger wrote:

> The game is split in a os/arch dependent (binary) and an
> os/arch-independent (data) part. As the data part is somewhat big
> (160MB) it's a waste to replicate that one for all OS versions, and fill
> servers with it.

IMHO this is not a Yum problem, but a filesystem problem.

What is wrong with creating the repositories with (preferably)
hardlinked (and otherwise softlinked) RPM packages?

On our x86_64 repo, all i386/i686 RPMs are hardlinked to the same
files in the i386 repo, thus avoiding any duplicates (except in
the repo metadata, of course).

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