[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?
whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 14 19:38:46 UTC 2005
Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 10:03, Mike McCarty wrote:
>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> It is a major change ... the entire repo is looked at as a whole at
>>> rebuild time for the metadata, not as 10,000 packages but as one
>>> entity. Because of this fact (as Bryan has pointed out), you would
>>> need to keep older entire repo snapshots of the metadata to use to
>>> resolve your dependencies separately.
> Yet I can look, for example, at:
> and have no trouble knowing exactly which files were there at any given
> date. Yum could be at least as smart...
As pointed out previously, these files are not used by yum in CentOS 4.
> The Centos people are doing an excellent job of configuration
> management. If they say they are planning to start deleting and randomly
> modifying existing files in their repository instead of just adding newer
> ones, I'll give up on it being possible to tell what was previously
> present at the points the .hdr files were generated.
As it has been pointed out previously, old updates are already removed
from the repos and moved into the "CentOS Vault".
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