[packagekit] Repo Controls

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 08:52:32 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 10:13 -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Tim Lauridsen <tla at rasmil.dk> writes:
> > Richard Hughes wrote:
> >> "get-repo-list.py" should return:
> >> repo-detail<tab>fedora-development-debuginfo<tab>Fedora Development (debug)<tab>true
> >>   
> > this sounds fine to me, it is easy to implement
> >> and "repo-enable.py fedora-development-debuginfo false" should disable
> >> the repo. We don't have to do anything with repo-set-data.py yet, we
> >> need to think about what is allowed, and what would make sense to
> >> abstract.
> >>   
> > There is an issue here, here is no persistence between the calls to
> > the different yum helpers, so for this to work we have some choices to
> > make.
> > 1. repo-enable changes the repo enabled permanent by changing the
> > enabled=' in there *.repo files. (UGLY)

This is what we should do.

> > 2. write the packagekit repo state to some kind of conf file and make
> > the helpers read and set the repo states from the conf file.

Nope, because then we have to keep them in sync - and the user could get
a different experience from a yum install and a pkcon install?

> > 3. add a repolist parameter to all helpers.
> >
> > I prefer 2.
> I don't know if I agree with that...it means the repos enabled for PK
> will be different than for the other package management system (yum, or
> whatever).  I realize we should play nice with the existing tools, but
> if PK is intended to become a replacement frontend, then it seems ok to
> me for PK to change their configuration.

Totally agree. PK should just edit the enabled= line.


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