Create yum repos with simple-md-filenames createrepo setting
When creating a new yum repo, for metadata it appears pulp just uses default settings of --unique-md-filenames which prefixes metadata files with their checksum. We have a requirement to override this setting with --simple-md-filenames which will create metadata files without being prefixed with the files checksum. From searching it doesn't appear possible?
#1 Updated by ttereshc about 2 years ago
- Project changed from Pulp to RPM Support
To my knowledge, it is not configurable, Pulp generates repodata files prefixed with checksums.
Can you elaborate on your use case, please? When is it important to have filenames without checksum as a prefix? What is the downside of prefixed filenames?
FWIW, prefixed filenames help with caching (you never have outdated cache) and it gives ability to have old repodata files in the directory if needed.
#2 Updated by vpapalia about 2 years ago
Our use case is we have standalone pulp repos distributed globally (so separate httpd, mongo etc) and want to use another region's pulp as a failover if the local pulp falls over. THe problem is given metadata has different filenames you'll get a 404 on the metadata in this case since it'll try to look for the metadata from one region in the other region, but with prefixed checksums these are unique and wont exist in other region.
#4 Updated by bmbouter almost 2 years ago
- Status changed from NEW to CLOSED - WONTFIX
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