But both tools should be using the same config file!!!
So yum should loose features and use up2date's config file (not very
portable to non-RH systems), or should up2date loose features (RHN, apt
support) so it can use yum's config file?
and the master site and the mirror site should be
consistent within themselves ie. I better have the RPM that
my hdr file points at. Ie. copy header files last.
So set up multiple rsync jobs and have a human check that the first is done?
Also I don't think, by design you should allow either system to
a mode' where the various tables, databases and directories can 'get out
of sync' like this.
And while I'm at it... This business about three different updating tools
use three different techniques, and 3 different stores, is a piece of ...
Pick one and throw the rest away.
Yes, I think you should pick one and throw the rest away. Fedora
shouldn't because different people like different packages. What's this
business with multiple GUIs? multiple editors? multiple browsers?
For that matter, Fedora only ships two (up2date and yum) and both are
using the same format for backend repos by default.