[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

David Johnston david at littlebald.com
Sun Sep 11 12:40:54 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 11:01 -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Thursday 08 September 2005 15:12, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 13:07, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > > So, seriously, the best thing would be for you to create a directory
> > > that contains all your RPMS ... you put only the ones that you have
> > > approved in there.  
> > OK, but I basically want to include all official updates here but
> > I just want to delay/control rolling them out to make sure there
> > are no surprises.
> One of the key reasons that CVS works so well for source is that, once the 
> initial import is done, everything is done via diffs and patches.  This makes 
> the repository smaller, and automatically makes the things CVS does well 
> (multiple versions, consistent repository states) done.  While a CVS commit 
> is in progress, for instance, other users still see the previous state; this 
> is not true for a YUM repository.

Hmm.  This sounds like the crux of the problem.  If the mirroring
software could be tricked into copying the repodata last, wouldn't this
problem (and this thread) go away?


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