[Rpm-ecosystem] Locating all the RPM Ecosystem software

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 07:02:09 UTC 2015

On 28 August 2015 at 03:11, Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Michael Schroeder <mls at suse.de> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:42:24AM -0400, Honza ??ilhan wrote:
>> > createrepo, DeltaRPM does not makes sense to me to be there. They are
>> > obsoleted and
>> > don't have a maintainers as you have said.
>> Hey, I'm the author/maintainer of deltarpm. I don't mind pushing
>> it to rpm-software-management, though.
> If it's still in active use, we should have it in the
> rpm-software-management organization. I don't know if createrepo is still in
> active use, or if createrepo_c has completely replaced it.

I assume folks still use createrepo for creation of small repos, as
beakerproject.org was happily using it for task library management for
a long time, and we only switched to createrepo_c a couple of years
ago when the high memory consumption of createrepo when dealing with
large numbers of packages started to cause problems for Red Hat's main
Beaker installation.

Prior to that, none of the folks working on Beaker had had any reason
to ask "Hey, I wonder if there's a faster, more memory-efficient,
alternative to createrepo available?".

OTOH, if the Python createrepo actually *is* obsolete, then it would
be good if its CLI could be moved to createrepo_py, and have
createrepo_c take over providing /usr/bin/createrepo


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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