[CentOS] CentOS 5.6 will not install due to Firefox error

Wed Apr 6 19:22:48 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Wednesday, April 06, 2011 02:33:24 PM John R Pierce wrote:
> On 04/06/11 7:56 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > I really really wish repositories would be ACID compliant.
> I concur, but I'm not sure how you'd do this, since some users will be 
> in process with an update under 1 state while the repo switches to the 
> new state, even if that state switch is instantaneous.

Pipe dream: MultiVersion Concurrency Control, like PostgreSQL implements it, but for packages instead of regular tuples.  Hrmph, PostgreSQL BLOB/bytea support is good enough to serve packages out of, now.....  A reader will always get consistent data in an MVCC scheme.

Yeah, I know, I should know better.  But I was told that same thing years ago when I first started advocating delta rpms.  Now we (well, not CentOS, but upstream Fedora at least) have presto, and, yeah, it works great.