Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Dec 3 05:51:44 UTC 2009

On 12/03/2009 06:32 AM, Seth Vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 12/02/2009 07:09 PM, Seth Vidal wrote:
>>> the merger of repos is already happening at the yum layer.
>> On the client's side - With a combined Everything+updates, this would
>> happen on the server side.
>> It's one of the aspects which made me said "a combined
>> Everything+updates shifts costs from client to server".
> except they wouldn't be merged on the server side -it would just be
> additive.
> We wouldn't be talking about removing the original GA set - just adding
> updated pkgs into the path.

Woa!!! With all due respect, but this would seem an stupid and silly 
plan to me.

> So you'd still have the number of pkgs -just
> all in one repo, that you have to download all of the metadata for all
> of the more often, despite that 15K of them don't CHANGE.
> this is why it is less good for our users.

Yes - cf. above. I have nothing to add.


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