[Yum] RFC: Linking of Repositories

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Mon Nov 13 15:09:35 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 15:58 +0100, Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
>  
> 
> >>> Reply on 13-11-2006 16:56:36 <<<> Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
> > >  > > > The issue for this mail is caused by the Packages of the
> game
> > > > UFO:AI,
> > > > > > which has a 160MB Data (thus noarch) RPM.
> > [snip]
> > > > > > 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.
> > Perhaps I miss the point here, but I don't see why you can't just
> > create
> > separate repositories?
> > Say you have x86 and x86_64. Then you would create 3 repositories :
> > - one for binary x86
> > - one for binary x86_64
> > - one for game data (noarch)
> > 
> > as part of the installation process, the installer (or RPM) should
> add
> > two of those three repositories to yum.repos.d
> > 
> 
> Is there somewhere also a chat channel we could discuss this out? I
> think ML is not the perfect, suitable place. We could schedule a IRC
> Meeting or something, what do you think about this?
> Probably a chat log could be posted afterwards, for general interest.
>  
> As you might think, it was not the first Idea just to extend the Yum
> Backend to reflect something alike, but it came on mind as one of the
> last and most flexible things to be done.


There's no irc channel, no, but I'm not sure there's much to meet about.
The feature you're asking for doesn't make any sense to me. We're
talking about adding a significant amount changes to the backend to tie
repositories together in order to facilitate just adding a .repo file
in /etc/yum.repos.d/

That seems handling the problem the wrong way, imo.

-sv





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