Messaggio archiviato #306

Da: "Steven Levine" <> Intestazioni complete
Messaggio non codificato
Oggetto: Re: [eCS-ISP] links in the ticket
Data: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 18:38:43 -0700
A: "eCS ISP Mailing List" <>

In <>, on 04/01/21
   at 04:06 PM, "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> said:


>Hmmm... I'd need to think on this for a while before considering a change
>in  my position. I've always thought that local should come first, and
>not just  because that's how I test.

I've read arguments for both orderings.  On linux the argument in general
is that having /usr/local/* first allows you to easily use a locally
built, usually newer, version of a system installed binary.  This make
sense if you are building locally which the vast majority of OS/2 users
don't do.  If experimental packages were built to install to /usr/local, I
might find the current /usr/local ordering more useful.

It's probably not worth changing the current ordering given the cost of
re-educating the user base.  Those of us that want something different,
have the ability to make this happen.

>Either way, we want to ensure that nothing will take precedence over the
>bootstrap content in order to get a working YUM/RPM setup. Otherwise,
>we're  just rearranging the spice drawer wil the pot continues to boil.

If the /usr/local content was the non-obvious cause of the need to
reinstall the bootstrap, this will become less non-obvious as /usr/local
is repopulated.  That said I can't see how this could even happen given
the obvious troubleshoot step.  In my way of doing things /usr/local would
have been elimated and a possible problem in an early troubleshooting

>Exactly my thoughts. If we're to the point of having to reinstall the
>bootstrap, assume that yum is completely nonfunctional, and perhaps
>(likely)  Python, as well, so any of our Python scripts are likely to

It's hard to envision too many a scenarios where python and yum are
running that the system would need to have the bootstrap reinstalled.

>I should add something to the best practices wiki about generating
>regular  export files for recovery purposes (and not just for

A wishlist item might be for ANPM to timestamp the exported.yum files.  I
already do this manually.


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