[Pulp-dev] SUSE repositories in Pulp

Grant Gainey ggainey at redhat.com
Mon Mar 23 18:32:36 UTC 2020

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 2:01 PM Dennis Kliban <dkliban at redhat.com> wrote:

> During last week's RPM team meeting, a concern was raised about using the
> same repository type for both Red Hat and SUSE repositories. Since that
> meeting I have only been able to identify a single difference between the
> two repositories. SUSE repos can contain the same package in two different
> locations in the same repository. Even though I just referred to this as a
> difference, I don't actually believe that to be true. All RPM repositories
> should be able to support this.

If I'm reading the discussion w/the RPM folks correctly, this is 'odd but
legal' for rpm-repositories. That means that, while SUSE may be the only
current example, there's nothing to keep some other distro/thirdparty from
doing the exact same thing, and we'd have to handle it.

> I propose that we not add a separate repository type for SUSE and simply
> add the 'location' attribute of an RPM to it's uniqueness constraint.  What
> do you all think?

Yeah, concur. It feels messy - but only because the problem-domain itself
is messy :(


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Grant Gainey
Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat System Management Engineering
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