[CentOS-devel] reposync for CentOS 4

Fri May 4 19:52:29 UTC 2007
Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org>

On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 18:11 +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Sat, 28 Apr 2007, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> We had a need for this app on CentOS-4 ... we want it to do what it
>>> already does in the newer versions.  I would have thought that the guys
>>> who wrote it would have already done it for the CentOS-4 version of
>>> python if they were interested in providing it there too :D
>>> Are you interested in backport type things like this to yum-utils and
>>> other aps (for older versions)?
>>> If yes, we are certainly glad to provide that info.
>> Johnny, why not include CentOS 3 as well ?
>> python 1.5 is definitely too old, but python 2.2 must be within reach.
> WRT to our current need, the person who is going to maintain cobbler for
> CentOS-4 and CentOS-5 asked for this utility (reposync) in yum-utils for
> CentOS-4 so that the app can work the same in both versions.
> I don't think we are going to provide cobbler for CentOS-3 ... though we
> are working on a yum-2.4.x for the CentOS-3 centosplus repo.
> We are working out the last remaining technical issue with yum-2.4 on
> CentOS-3 (that we have found thus far), which is that yum-2.0 (and
> up2date in C3) sets newly installed kernels to be the default.  In EL4,
> that is handled by the OS script "/sbin/new-kernel-pkg" (provided by
> mkinitrd), however in EL3 that functionality was done instead by
> up2date / yum.  We won't modify how mkinitrd works on CentOS-3 (that is
> a very important core package and we don't change that kind of
> functionality from upstream), thus the only ohter option is to modify
> yum to do it.

That should be doable from a plugin, without touching yum itself.

 	- Panu -