[Pulp-dev] Importer and Distributor Modeling

Jeff Ortel jortel at redhat.com
Thu Sep 8 14:05:57 UTC 2016

Good questions.  Here was my thinking when modeling them.  In pulp2, we associate a distributor with either a
repository or a repository group.  Because of this, modeling as:

            |                                 |
  RepositoryDistributor              GroupDistributor

made sense to me.

I don't know of any use cases whereby we'd need/want a distributor that is not associated with a repository or
repository group.  Unless, we get rid of repository groups as they exist in pulp2.  If we did we /could/
collapse the model down to just a Distributor.

As for the importer, I mainly modeled as:


for symmetry with distributors.  In pulp2, we do not have a use case for an importer that is not associated
with a repository that I'm aware of.  But, I still feel that there is value in having the symmetry with
distributors.  There has been discussion of revising Alternate-Content-Sources to leverage theDeferred
Downloading (Lazy) catalog and machinery.  Preliminary thinking was that an alternate content source /could/
be an importer that was associated with the deferred downloading catalog but not associated with a repository.
 However, this idea has not gone beyond high-level brainstorming.

We may want to consider how well django migrations would handle a significant change in this model.  I have
seen the generated migrations deal with significant structure changes poorly but I assume we can write a
custom migration as needed.

On 09/06/2016 03:35 PM, Brian Bouterse wrote:
> The current Django modeled Importer [0] and Distributor [1] allow for these objects to be associated or
> unassociated with a repository. I'm familiar with the use cases that motivate associating a
> importer/distributor with a repository, but what are the use cases around an Importer/Distributor to exist
> without being associated with a repo? Is there something that we already do which would require this?
> [0]:
> https://github.com/pulp/pulp/blob/28029cdc59fb5b8aef3975464df498a6496f9138/platform/pulp/platform/models/repository.py#L221
> [1]:
> https://github.com/pulp/pulp/blob/28029cdc59fb5b8aef3975464df498a6496f9138/platform/pulp/platform/models/repository.py#L271
> -Brian
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