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

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Fri Sep 9 19:26:35 UTC 2005

On Friday 09 September 2005 13:49, Les Mikesell wrote:
> files here.  I'm asking for repeatable actions with all the
> same stuff available plus possibly some new things I'd prefer
> to ignore.

Ok, Les, try:
rsync the header cache (found in /var/cache/yum/$repository/header) from the 
test box to production (they are small files)
yum -C update (on the production box target of the rsync). Assuming the test 
box repository is populated from the internet (you said internet connectivity 
from production was better than to the test box), then the update on 
production should pull in the right files (assuming they still exist on that 
repository, which they might or might not).

And see if that helps.  The 'yum -C' keeps yum from updating the cache; if 
you're good, you can edit these headers and remove things you don't want.

You seem to need a staging repo box out with the production boxes to help with 
your testbox -> production bandwidth bottleneck.
Lamar Owen
Director of Information Technology
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772

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