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Bug 657924 - Feature request: Mechanism to keep package sets on multiple systems in sync
Summary: Feature request: Mechanism to keep package sets on multiple systems in sync
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 14
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-28 18:31 UTC by Joshua Rosen
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:17 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 20:37:56 UTC
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Description Joshua Rosen 2010-11-28 18:31:16 UTC
Description of problem: There is no simple way of keeping the installed package sets of multiple machines in sync. Ideally it should possible to compare yum databases on different systems and then do the necessary installs to make the installed package sets identical.

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Comment 1 James Antill 2010-11-29 16:35:26 UTC
yum version

...this will give you a short id which you can compare between machines.

yum-debug-dump and yum-debug-restore will help you move between package sets.

There's no GUI for it, as with many yum features alas., but is there anything else you want?

Comment 2 Joshua Rosen 2010-11-29 17:07:23 UTC
Thanks that's what I was looking for. BTW it would be nice if there was a man page for yum-debug-restore, yum-debug-dump has a man page but it's pretty minimal.

This solution will meet my needs when I setup new systems, however the general problem of keeping multiple systems in sync could use a better mechanism. There ought to be a way to maintain a master yum package list server that's accessed by daemons on all of the client systems. When a package is added or removed from the master list the client systems would automatically install or remove the package.

Comment 3 seth vidal 2010-11-29 18:42:49 UTC
there's a package called func which has a utility to work with it called func-yum which is probably where to start for this kind of functionality.

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