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[Bug 498875] package not found in Factory (yast2-2.18.14-1.1.ppc.rpm)
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  • Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:07:14 -0600 (MDT)
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498875

User poeml@xxxxxxxxxx added comment
http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498875#c6





--- Comment #6 from Peter Poeml <poeml@xxxxxxxxxx> 2009-04-28 10:07:14 MDT ---
(In reply to comment #4)
BTW, keeping of a few old packages in repos is not a bad idea!

JFYI, that's implemented for Factory since one or two months. Packages are kept
3 days after they become obsolete. Since then, I haven't seen any reports
anymore about updates that fail in the middle of things; so it seems to be
effective!
The price is that we need more space on the download server, and don't want to
inflict the backlog of packages to the mirrors, and therefore only the download
server itself has the old packages. In addition, this means that we cannot
efficiently avoid redirects to "bad" mirrors for these packages, because they
become deleted after some time, which we don't notice immediately. Thus, we
depend on libzypp using aria2 to download these old packages, to be robust
enough to fetch them from mirrors that still have them. Well, it seems to
work...

Ideally, powerpc.opensuse.org (the download server for the PPC factory) should
do the same and keep old packages, but it's not really worth the effort to set
this up for the few users.

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