Yum-presto test repository closed

Rudolf Kastl che666 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 07:21:21 UTC 2007

2007/6/8, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at gmail.com>:
> It is with great regret that I announce the closing of the yum-presto
> test repository located at http://www.lesbg.com.
> Our web host provider, Site5, has unilaterally deleted all of the
> deltarpms hosted on our site without warning. They believe we were in
> violation of their Terms of Service because we were making a local
> mirror of the Fedora repository (even though there's nothing in the TOS
> about mirroring, and the mirror wasn't accessible from the web).
> I suspect that the real reason Site5 has killed the repository has more
> to do with the fact that we were using ~70GB of our 110GB hard drive
> space.  As most of you know, a shared hosting plan only works if nobody
> uses the space they've paid for.
> The actual yum-presto plugin still works fine, and we are moving forward
> towards making F8 presto-enabled by default.  I very much doubt that the
> Fedora Project will create deltarpms for FC6 and F7, though.
> If you were using the yum-presto test repository, please disable the
> line that starts with "deltaurl=http://www.lesbg.com/jdieter/..." and
> yum will start to work correctly again.
> I sincerely apologize to those of you who, like me, depended on this
> test repository to minimize download size.  If I can find an alternate
> provider who is willing to work with me rather than against me, I will
> try to bring the test repository back up.
> Jonathan Dieter
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which will lead to a bug report of mine:

actual behaviour:

yum exits 1 if deltarpms repo isnt available.

requested behaviour:

yum continues to operate properly even if the deltarepo is down and
just issues a warning/information to the user.

Rudolf Kastl

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