[CentOS-devel] yum being aware of earlier releases
Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Jun 20 11:55:15 UTC 2009
On Sat, 20 Jun 2009, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> The way we ship centos-release right now, it only 'sees' the latest
> release, so in the CentOS-5 tree, at the moment you can only 'see'
How would that play out with the current habit of soft-linking 5.2/ to
5.3/ when 5.2 content disappears from the mirrors ? Right now, this
forces an update to 5.3 when the content is removed.
Is the old content going to be kept on the mirrors or only on vault ?
Is then vault able to take the load ?
> yum --enablerepo=base-5.2 --enablerepo=updates-5.2 --show duplicates
> list kernel
I vote for this one. While more complicated, it also allows queries of
'give me only release packages' with something like:
yum --enablerepo=base-5.2 --enablerepo=base-5.1 --enablerepo=base-5.0 --show duplicates list kernel
This is also simpler to maintain, as the metadata would not differ
from the one which exists when f.e. 5.2 is declared obsolete. The
base+updates solution would require regenerating metadata.
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