[CentOS-devel] updated yum packages are now available in c5-testing

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Dec 16 18:56:05 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> keepcache is now turned on, how does this impact everyone's yum setups ?

James quite rightly pointed out that few people ever run 'yum clean'. So 
given that CentOS installs can be around for years and years, perhaps a 
default policy of keepcache=1 might not be a good idea.

Most people who use this, tend to do so when they need to setup a sort 
of local shared-cache between multiple machines - and there are a few 
optoins on the horizon that address that usecase in a much better way.

However, if someone wants to take on a bit of coding and propose a patch 
where keepcache goes from either being On or OFf to become 
keepcache=<num of days>; that would be quite nice too.

- KB



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