[CentOS] yum difference

Mon Jan 10 00:30:31 UTC 2011
derleader mail <derleader at abv.bg>

   >On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM, derleader mail  wrote:
 >>>> Red hat yum downloads packages from RHN
 >>>> Centos yum downloads packages from the fastest mirror?
 >>>> There is difference in configuration.
 >>>Redhat uses yum rhnplugin to download packages from rhnet.
 >>>It's only difference. rhnplugin is closed source system that ties into
 >> http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/yum-rhn-plugin-0.9.1-5.el6.src.rpm
 >> Is this the package?
 >Yes, and it has a stack of dependencies to manage RHEL authentication.
 >Frankly, I always disable it except on a host that is downloading a
 >local RHEL mirror with "reposync", and which is my local yum
 >repository. That makes the components available to non-root users for
 >review and downloading, one of the great flaws of that plugin.

Do you know where I can find extensive information how the mechanism of updates works. Is there development documentation which shows how the source code works? So far I haven't seen such papers. I'm not experienced developer so I can't trace the source code to see how it works.

And I'm going to change to change my web mail soon. 
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