[CentOS-devel] updateinfo.xml data for CentOS repositories

Tue Jan 14 01:22:39 UTC 2014
Shatil Rafiullah <srafiullah at twopensource.com>

Would an API for accessing this data be necessary when there are
CentOS mirrors already?

Publishing the file within the repo is what I see Scientific Linux and
Fedora doing, and access to that data this way would work fine for me.
Shatil (@shatil)

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 01/10/2014 06:44 PM, Shatil Rafiullah wrote:
>> I'd love to get updateinfo.xml (or updateinfo.xml.gz) from CentOS
>> rather than rely on another project, and I'm happy to contribute to
>> making this happen.
> The issue isnt about the updateinfo.xml as such - most of the
> interesting metadata around that is available, and we've been processing
> it since back in 2008 or so, the larger problem is how the centos repos
> are setup and the user work flows around what comes from the
> updateinfo.xml being present.
> Lets have a wider conversation around that, and also how the mirror
> network needs to move around before we can consume that easily - maybe
> lets start by defining the user stories - if its just for consuming some
> metadata into spacewalk or something, an api service would be trivial to
> setup at the centos.org end.
> - KB
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