On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 11:13:50AM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
Quoting Adrian Likins <alikins(a)redhat.com>:
> New up2date for testing. Somewhat notable new
> feature of support for 3rd party yum and apt
> repos. See /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources for info
> on configuring them (docs to come).
Whoa.. cool! :) Had a quick look over aptRepo.py, a couple of comments on
findings in there:
1) "# assuming this is always bz2?" - yes, it's always bz2. There can be
uncompressed version of the file as well but then who the heck wants to download
an uncompressed file when the .bz2 file is there... legacy stuff.
fallback to gz/uncompressed should be easy enough, I'll refresh
the TODO list
2) "# FIXME .." comment wrt the repository layout and
finding the package -
yes there are basically two kinds of repositories, "traditional" and
of which flat one is what almost everybody uses nowadays. Supporting to trad
layout where RPMS and SRPMS are on a different directory level would be nice but
I wouldn't consider lack of it as a showstopper at all.
On the TODO list... Next step is to grab base/release and use it
to find the pkglists, and to verify there md5sums. Also poplate a more
useful channel description and other details. That should help cover
most of the potential layouts.