[CentOS] Re: Why is yum not liked by some? -- CVS analogy (and why you're not getting it)

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 15:21:47 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 08:32, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 08:54 -0400, William Hooper wrote:
> > Rsync only imposes that load the once or twice a month you sync, not every
> > time a machine does a "yum update".
> Exactly!  He seems to also fail to understand that there is a
> significant "cost savings" for _all_ parties to rsync the YUM
> repository.

The only reason there is even a possible savings is that yum circumvents
standard http/ftp caching practices by randomizing the source locations.
Even then, you'd have to update a vast number of server-type machines to
make up for the fact that rsync'ing the repository is going to pull
copies of updates for a gazillion programs that no machine has

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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