[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Jesse ras1 at jamrockmusic.com
Thu Sep 8 13:17:07 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 07:31 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 07:11, Johnny Hughes 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?  The object is to
> > > install exactly the updates you just tested in spite of any
> > > subsequent repository changes or out-of-sync mirrors.
> > > 
> > You would run a local mirror that only had the updates you tested on
> > it :)
> Local to what?  
Setup your own mirror and access it via ftp, http, nfs or whatever...

> The production boxes are distributed but have good
> internet connectivity.  The test box only has so-so internet
> connectivity.   Isn't having to do that an admission that yum
> doesn't really do a good job of managing the packages you
> want on a box?

No, this is clearly an admission on your part that you don't know how
yum works, or how to setup your own repo.

> Don't the people writing package management tools actually manage any
> machines or understand that keeping them identical is desirable?


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