[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

William Hooper 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:
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4.1/updates/i386/headers/
> 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".

William Hooper

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