[users] RPMforge, CentOS 3.x, and yum 2.4

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Thu Nov 8 22:51:35 CET 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 10:41:07PM +0100, Dag Wieers enlightened us:
> > http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-November/014370.html
> > Will/does RPMforge have yum 2.4 metadata for CentOS 3 packages?
> Don't know how it is different. It is getting very complicated with all
> the different yum, createrepo versions and all the metadata changes that
> have happened.
> If someone can shed some light ?
> If it requires sqlite data, it is impossible to create the newer metadata.
> As it happens on a RHEL4 system...

I believe the 2.4 xml metadata is generated by createrepo (2.4 is what's in
EL4). Yum 2.0 uses yum-arch to generate .hdr files.


Matt Hyclak
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Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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