[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 05:15:08 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 23:56, David Johnston wrote:

> > If you managed a set of servers running homegrown code that
> > may or may not be sensitive to library and utility program
> > versions, what steps would you use to keep a test server
> > up to date, then after performing any needed application
> > testing, to roll out the same changes to the production
> > servers in various different locations?
> I would use yum to keep the testing system up to date, and use rsync to
> copy specific RPM packages to the production server.

That's pretty painful when the production servers have better
connectivity to the internet than to the test location.

> I would not
> install yum on the production server at all if you need to control
> things tightly.

Hmmm... that's not very complimentary of yum's capability.  I'd
really rather not need to know every single version number
myself - just that they are all the same as had been tested.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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