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

Wed Apr 6 19:52:28 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Peter A wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 06, 2011 03:22:48 PM Lamar Owen wrote:
>> 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
> Instead,
> you'd store paths to the files. When new updates come in, download them,
> insert the records for a consistent view and so on. Then, have a
> background
> process, or even triggers, clean up the files that are no longer needed...
> However... (see below)
> This is very different than the delta rpms though... delta rpms and all
> that still works with a simple http server. For a mvcc you'd need a
backend to
> have an actual DB, scripting backend and such...

Ah, yes, sort of like, well, a real version control system.

    mark, who used to be expert with PVCS, and could do all this