[Yum] RFC: Linking of Repositories !!NOSIG!

Dominique Leuenberger Dominique.Leuenberger at TMF-Group.com
Mon Nov 13 08:28:27 UTC 2006


 

>>> Reply on 13-11-2006 10:27:09 <<<>  
> 
> >>> Reply on 09-11-2006 17:45:22 <<<> On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 16:27
> +0100, Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
> > > Hi everybody,
> > >  
> > > I'm a member of the openSUSE community and official maintainer
of
> > some
> > > RPM Packages.
> > > The issue for this mail is caused by the Packages of the game
> UFO:AI,
> > > which has a 160MB Data (thus noarch) RPM.
> > >  
> > > We are thnking (and thus proposing here) an extension of the
> > > repository metadata to have the following possibilities (I'll
make
> it
> > > ono the example of UFO:AI, but it applies to other things too)
> > >  
> > > 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.
> > >  
> > > For this reason we're looking for some capabilities within yum:
> > > - If somebody subscribes to a specific repository (in this case
> one
> > of
> > > them containing UFO:AI Binaries), he should automatically be
> > > linked-in/subscribed to another repository, containing the Data
> > Files.
> > > Like this, the Data File can be kept in a unique version and all
> OS
> > > Versions would subscribe to the same repo.
> > >  
> > > For the moment, the user has to subscribe to both repositories
> > > manually and that is very difficult to explain to all users,
> > > especially as they are never interested in the technical part
and
> as
> > a
> > > consequence, everybody just says: 'hey.  it's onle 160MB, don't
> > worry'
> > >  
> > > What do YOU think about this suggestion? Can we work out
something
> > > like this together to get it unified?
> > >  

Hi,
 
I was just courious: Was there everything said or is there room for
discussions? I think it would be a nice imrpovement over the repo
metadata to have such a linking feature (heard of others requesting the
same).
 
Regards,
Dominique



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