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Re: yum clean bug

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 12/8/05, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 gmail com> wrote:
> > Perhaps "disabled" should be split into multiple options?  disable-install,
> > disable-clean, etc?
> dear god... that level of command granularity is madness.. absolute madness.
> +1
> for adding text in the manpage which states that if you want to clean
> to act on all configured repositories  to --enablerepo=*  during clean
> operations.
> -jef"snow before morning rush hour good... snow during morning rush
> hour bad"spaleta
There are *exactly* two courses of action I would stand behind:

1.  Improving documentation to cover what 'yum clean' is and is not. 
Including further directions for those who want a sterile cache would be
2.  Creating a separate tool or adding the capability to yum to
'sanitize' the cache folder, which would mean *completely* cleaning it out.

#1 is easy enough.  Anyone can do this, and it would take less effort
than continuing this discussion.
#2 is just a matter of where it should go.  If Seth feels really nice,
it might be able to go into yum as a command (eg. 'yum sanitize' or 'yum
clean --sanitize'), but otherwise would need to be created as a plugin
or separate tool (possibly to be included in yum-utils).  This option
would still be well-served by #1.  I personally don't have time to
undertake this, but I'd be happy to advise anyone who is to the best of
my abilities.

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
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