Rich Freeman on 21 May 2013 03:15:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] 2013-05-21 PLUG W follow-up

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 5:03 AM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> But
> creating a local repo isn't that hard [3], and with a bit of scripting it
> should be possible to create the typical upstream --> staging --> production
> flow you'd expect.  What might be really interesting is combining the two so
> you only mirror the sub-set of the repo that you need (like the proxy idea),
> but with the ability to stage updates.

Most who run Gentoo in production settings use a similar approach.
The Gentoo repository is just a directory tree, with a cat/pkg format
(and a few special directories for cache and global resources).
Production users would most likely also create a binary package
repository so that package upgrades are nearly instant.  Obviously
production use of Gentoo is much less common than Debian/RHEL, but
some swear by it (maybe I'd sum it up as it makes the easy stuff
somewhat harder, but the incredibly difficult stuff much easier).

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