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Bug 590340 - Move rpmdb cache to persistent storage
Move rpmdb cache to persistent storage
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: James Antill
Karel Srot
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Reported: 2010-05-08 18:46 EDT by James Antill
Modified: 2014-01-21 01:17 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: yum-3.2.27-8.el6
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 17:00:42 EST
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Description James Antill 2010-05-08 18:46:46 EDT
Description of problem:
 Atm. the rpmdb cache is in /var/cache/yum/... we've recently moved this (upstream) to /var/lib/yum/rpmdb-indexes because mock will copy all of /var/cache/yum, and then we have problems when the cache doesn't match the rpmdb. We have a workaround for this by using ctime in RHEL-6, but upstream still uses mtime (so we are needlessly different).

 It's also possible that people will share all of /var/cache/yum over NFS/rsync, and thus. run into the same problems.

 Fix is simple, we just change the path.

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Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-08 19:26:43 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 2 Jay Greguske 2010-05-11 16:57:52 EDT
I believe this is also impacting the building of LiveCDs in Koji. The yum cache directory left over from the creation of the LiveCD image contains an "installed" directory which makes the Koji code choke. 

This comment is just to make other Rel-Eng folks aware of the issue, I'm going to fix the fragile Koji code myself.
Comment 3 seth vidal 2010-05-11 17:01:31 EDT
There's a patch for mock in upstream which fixes the mock issue.

is the livecd creator using mock at all?
Comment 6 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 17:00:42 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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