Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

James Antill james at
Thu Dec 3 13:28:23 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 10:29 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mer 2 décembre 2009 23:56, Matt Domsch a écrit :
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 07:35:03PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >> 3. replace static mirrors with proxy-ing of
> >> (make sure it works with web infrastructure instead of fighting it)
> >
> > Sorry, I don't understand this.  Can you elaborate?  That would help
> > me scope the impact to MirrorManager.
> Right now the same package moves from master URL to master URL as it is pushed
> from testing to updates to GA to whatever. That means the same package gets
> downloaded many times over because it changed URL (and browsers, proxies, etc
> understand new url = new file)

 It only moves once, at least in the vast majority of cases.

> My proposal is to never move a package, put it in a single unchanging place
> after a koji build, and just index it or not in the relevant repodata when it
> gets promoted or demoted.

 One problem is that atm. when it moves from testing to updates, or
rawhide to GA, it also gets resigned with a different key ... so the
bits are not the same. Having the URL be the same will not be helpful
until that changes.

James Antill - james at

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