On Wednesday 13 August 2003 20:13, 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.
2) "# FIXME .." comment wrt the repository layout and finding the package -
yes there are basically two kinds of repositories, "traditional" and
"flat", 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
> In addition to the apt/yum repos, it also
> now supports using a local dir of rpms as
> a "repo"
This is really nice one!
I can second that ..... This is really cool ...
how about getting rawhide on this as well for people who want to have the
latest and greatest .....
maybe through yum/apt (not sure what is involved in setting this up) or just
like the local directory but the ftp/http site for rawhide (if apt/yum is a
bit of work to maintain)
It would be great for us to just view the new packages through the up2date
tool and choose through this to update that package or not.