On 11/28/05, seth vidal <skvidal(a)phy.duke.edu> wrote:
we need the whole path to the src.rpm and we need some way of
distinguishing the types of repo BEFORE reading in the metadata.
But I have to wonder...for yumdownloader and repoquery to work
efficiently it still helps to pull in metadata about the srpm repos
during yum runs. Out-of-date srpm information isn't particularly
If the magical mirrorlist and metadata caching makes it into the
default yum configuration...how expensive does retrieving the srpm
At the very least I would certaintly want yum makecache to cache all
the enabled repos including enabled srpm information.
I personally don't think its worth trying to turn the srpm parsing
off. Once I enable srpm repos, I benefit more by having the srpm
information cached locally in a state that matches the rpm
information. What I'm more concerned about is seeing the srpm
information and the binary information come from different mirrors
which are out of sync with each other.