[CentOS-devel] C5: yum-metadata and non-yum yum-metadata

Greg Swallow greg at runlevel7.ca
Sun Mar 11 00:14:02 UTC 2007

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
>> - except that we've already fixed yum 3.1.X for this problem.
>> If you want to backport the patch from 3.1.x to 3.0.x that'd probably be
>> simplest.
>> in fact, it's probably what red hat has done, too.
> I've got yum--3.0.x from c5b working with the mediaid stuff in a 
> remote repo, took a part of the patch from jkatz - since he seemed to 
> also be fixing other stuff in there.
> but the plot got a bit dense from there on - since it now seems we 
> need to either :
> a) also backport that fix into yum-2.4 (!)
> or
> b) get a yum-3.0.x working on CentOS-4 so that people can grab that 
> rpm, and use that to move from CentOS-4 to CentOS-5
> I know the yum migration route isnt supported or even encouraged - but 
> thats not going to stop people from doing it anyway ( as we saw during 
> the CentOS-3 to CentOS-4 release time ). So if we can, I'd really like 
> to make this possible, in some way or the other.
> So, does anyone have the time to look at this ? I am quite tied up 
> with a *lot* of stuff on my plate at the moment.
FYI - Scientific Linux is using yum-3.0.3 and yum-metadata-parser-1.0.3 
(newer than in RHEL5 Beta2).  Maybe that will help.

> - KB

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