novi is a tool for finding the latest-version RPMs in a tree. It can be used to create Kickstart trees or yum repositories that contain the updated RPMS. In the case of Kickstart, this means machines come to life with the updates already applied. Using novi for a yum repository trims the size of the repodata files, which reduces client download and processing time.
|Tags||Installation/Setup Software Distribution Tools Systems Administration Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Unix|
Release Notes: novi now uses an RPM's "epoch" tag to help determine which is the newest release of a given product. This oversight caused problems with updated packages that were released with newer epochs but older versions (notably, pilot-link in FC5).
Release Notes: novi can now read RPM header info from Repository Metadata (repodata) files. For repositories that don't change (such as OS install media) this offers a significant performance boost: novi can parse a single XML file instead of reading all of that repository's RPMs.
No changes have been submitted for this release.