Bug 141155 - fedora updates directory on ftp server needs tidying
fedora updates directory on ftp server needs tidying
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2004-11-29 13:03 EST by Alex Butcher
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-29 15:44:36 EST
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Description Alex Butcher 2004-11-29 13:03:33 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20041020 Galeon/1.3.18

Description of problem:
There are duplicate versions of slang, slang-devel and redhat-menus in
the updates directory of the FTP site. This is a PITA.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. log into ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com
2. enter fc3 i386 updates directory
3. obtain a directory listing

Actual Results:  ftp> dir slang*
227 Entering Passive Mode (66,187,224,20,56,192)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
-rw-r--r--    2 ftp      ftp        389990 Nov 19 21:46
-rw-r--r--    2 ftp      ftp        389798 Nov 08 19:36
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp        532792 Nov 19 21:46
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp      ftp        532531 Nov 08 19:36
226 Directory send OK.
ftp> dir redhat-menu*
227 Entering Passive Mode (66,187,224,20,42,17)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
-rw-r--r--    2 ftp      ftp        154274 Nov 22 21:08
-rw-r--r--    2 ftp      ftp        155024 Nov 23 01:56
226 Directory send OK.

Expected Results:  No duplicate packages

Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2004-11-29 13:13:40 EST
Reassign to distribution.

Note using a depsolver such as up2date/yum will use repodata/headers
and choose the right package, and is the preferred method of updating.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-29 15:44:36 EST
Older versions are kept for (roughly) a month, and then removed.
Comment 3 Jason Baron 2004-12-20 13:33:06 EST
*** Bug 136645 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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