1 Big repo vs multiple small ones

Marcela Mašláňová mmaslano at redhat.com
Wed Mar 26 18:20:29 UTC 2014

On 03/26/2014 06:03 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On 03/18/2014 04:22 PM, Marcela Mašláňová wrote:
>>> Today was discussed whether we want one big repo or multiple small ones
>>> [1]. Both have their pros and cons, but multiple small ones would solve
>>> most of open questions [2].
>>> I'd like to see discussion and later votes here, because on meetings are
>>> usually only five members of our SIG.
>> I tried to look at both options from user POV and having more little
>> repos seems to me like a better option, since it would allow him to
>> locate the necessary coprs easily, but he'd have to install the packages
>> in the next step (unless dnf/yum/other tool would be able to do it in
>> one step).
> I talked to Mirek and it seems current support in DNF mostly allows this
> collections of Copr repositories. So we are almost there - what Mirek
> told me, it would require week, two weeks to implement it (of course, if
> someone would be interested in this work ;-). The same support could be
> added to WS Software Installer - I know Hughsie was thinking about it. Only
> YUM will be left out. The question how big issue is it? DNF as default
> targets F22 but I expect we should be able to find solution for it too.
> But the whole idea is - don't reinvent wheel, use what we almost have,
> try it in smaller scale. If it works, extend it, if not - there's also
> possibility to try another round later.
> Jaroslav
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I realize we should CC'ed hughsie long time ago. Hughsie, do you have 
any plans how to easily pick repositories by PK?

I still like the idea of more small repos. It's not clear to me how to 
check the content, but one problem at the time :)


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