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Re: yum clean bug



On Sat, 2005-12-10 at 21:33 +0100, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
> Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > 
> > This is precisely the reason I dislike the current behavior - if I ask 
> > yum to "clean all" I really expect it to clean ALL of the cache and not 
> > leave old junk from disabled repos around, eating disk space.
> > 
> >> If this is really the way we want it to act, please clearly document 
> >> that we need to add --enablerepo=* to clean disabled repos.
> > 
> > I guess can live with that, it just feels rather counterintuitive to me 
> > to have to mess with repo settings to clean cache data. If somebody can 
> > come up with a real, sane usage scenario why leaving disabled repos 
> > alone on clean operations is a good idea it might help making it feel a 
> > bit less odd. :)
> > 
> 
> Problem with the yum --enablerepo=\* clean all approach as things are 
> today, is that non-defined repos are NOT cleaned from this.
> 
> I can appreciate that people are using repo disabling for various things 
> where cleaning the repo might not be desirable, so I guess i can live 
> with the current behaviour for disabled repos.
> 
> Are there any good reason for not nuking non-existing yum repo cache 
> entries? Apart from the fact that somebody else might have put data in 
> there for something else? I mean /var/cache/yum, is still considered 
> yum's, right? So deleting data that somebody put in there manually 
> should not be a violation of anything, right?

It'll break setups where multiple machines are sharing a cache and not
using exactly the same set of repos.

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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