On Monday 03 September 2007 15:14:33 wrote Dr. Peter Poeml:
On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 11:04:36AM +0200, Adrian
> If we do so we can just link to
> link will never break due to an automatic rebuild.
but it i will make the redirector harder.
The redirector works fine with symlinks, as far as I can see.
yes, but symlinks would double the amount of files which needs to be
handled. Given that we do always have a very high load with rsyncd on our
servers this is really a bad idea. Also, the symlinks can be broken
during update runs, it is imho not a good idea to introduce another place
which might break consistency.
Hm. We provide symlinks ourselves, in the update trees. Are those
obsolete? Or are they different?
These are different in that way that they came from the "old" autobuild
system. Because we do still build the distribution internally.
it is also a bad idea to point to a rpm directly. An
End-User would have to handle any dependency issues manually (and even
search for missing repositories manually).
BTW, what about pointing to a changelog? At the moment, I find
epodata/repoview/osc-0-0.98-3.1.html which unfortunately also depending on
the build number, but nothing else which is publicly visible.
The problem is that there can be multiple versions of one package in the
Do we have anything better than this to see the
What we need is a static URL for installing
packages what takes care
about repositories and dependencies. We have that already, if one creates
a pattern file in the build service. But this should work of course also
without the need to create manually patterns for each package. We have
the on-the-fly ymp generation for this, but this does not yet work
independend of the version. A bugreport is open regarding this.
Something like that sounds cool!
If the symlinks are only for humans, and used primarily by them, they
are maybe not accessed too often so they could be "simulated"
dynamically, by some script, maybe...
To conclude, I
do not think this is a redirector task, this is something
which happen on level on top of it.
And Peter described extensivly further problems with this ;)
Do I misunderstand something here? I feel wrongly quoted. I elaborated
on the impracticability of a diskless redirector, which darix mentioned
as a possible reason against symlinks. I don't think I said anything
Yes, but you said that it is quite some work to support this in the redirector
and listed some problems. Sorry, for being not excat here
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