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Issue #1661

Syncing a repository with a Packages directory results many duplicate symlinks

Added by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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CLOSED - WONTFIX
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Normal
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2. Medium
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Master
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Triaged:
Yes
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No
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No
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Pulp 2
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Description

I noticed this when investigating #1654 and I didn't look into it too much, but when we sync repositories with a Packages directory, it seems we recreate the Packages directory complete with symlinks to every piece of content. However, we also publish the packages to the root of the repository, and the metadata in `repodata` seems to refer exclusively to these. We're creating a lot of extra symlinks that we don't need to be making.

To reproduce:
1. sync /content/dist/rhel/server/7/7Server/x86_64/kickstart/ from the CDN or some mirror
2. inspect the published repository and note the Packages/ directory with its many symlinks.


Related issues

Related to RPM Support - Story #1769: As a user, I would like to be able to sync distribution treesCLOSED - WONTFIX

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#1 Updated by bmbouter over 5 years ago

  • Platform Release set to 2.8.1
  • Triaged changed from No to Yes

#2 Updated by jsherril@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Version set to Master

I seem to remember kickstart trees need a ./Packages/ directory under some circumstance. I'd verify that el5, el6, and el7 can kickstart without this directory if you're planning on removing.

#3 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from NEW to ASSIGNED
  • Assignee set to jcline@redhat.com

#4 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from ASSIGNED to NEW
  • Assignee deleted (jcline@redhat.com)

Upon long investigation, this appears to intentional behavior and only occurs when syncing a repository that contains a "Distribution". I'm going to unassign this for now and will re-evaluate it as part of the distribution-related story I am about to write.

#5 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Triaged changed from Yes to No

#6 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Related to Story #1769: As a user, I would like to be able to sync distribution trees added

#7 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Triaged changed from No to Yes

I believe the solution to this is to correctly handle treeinfo files. They have a concept of a repository in them (either in the variant section or in the deprecated general section) that may or may not be 'Packages'. We do some things to try and make this work, but I don't think we do a good job of it. A possible solution (I am not sure if it is the right one) is to not always symlink the rpms to the root of a the repository and instead use the distribution to decide the layout.

#8 Updated by jcline@redhat.com over 5 years ago

  • Platform Release deleted (2.8.1)

#9 Updated by bmbouter over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from NEW to CLOSED - WONTFIX

Pulp 2 is approaching maintenance mode, and this Pulp 2 ticket is not being actively worked on. As such, it is being closed as WONTFIX. Pulp 2 is still accepting contributions though, so if you want to contribute a fix for this ticket, please reopen or comment on it. If you don't have permissions to reopen this ticket, or you want to discuss an issue, please reach out via the developer mailing list.

#10 Updated by bmbouter over 2 years ago

  • Tags Pulp 2 added

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