Kevin M Stange kevin at simguy.net
Sun Mar 25 17:51:44 EDT 2007

Richard Laager wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 23:33 -0500, Kevin M Stange wrote:
>> Are we going to be hosting the downloads at pidgin.im or keeping them on
>> sourceforge?  If pidgin.im, it's trivial to create yum repositories
>> using the createrepo tool, so there's no real reason not to.
> If we run a yum repository, anyone that sets it up will hit our server
> every time they run yum, right? Do we want that?

This is true, but yum checks the XML file to see if it's changed.  If it
is, it downloads a new version, and decides whether any of the new
packages need to be installed.  If not, the transfer traffic is quite


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