[Mageia-sysadm] Starting packages import in Mageia svn

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Tue Jan 11 18:01:22 CET 2011

On Mon, 10 Jan 2011, Michael Scherer wrote:

> > > Could we manage to have it moved to alamut ? ( like a nfs export,
> > > something like that, but no php on valstar, please ).
> > 
> > It will be more slow, and complicated. And maybe less secure if we need
> > to add nfs exports.
> I fail to see how a read-only nfs export between 2 computers in LAN will
> be less secure than a http server running on the internet.
> And maybe it will be slow, yes. But given the fact that the web
> interface is doing a exec+find on each request, this is gonna to be
> slower than a regular database ( where there is index, query
> optimisation, cache and others niceties ). 
> And if we decide to use a database instead of doing the same old way
> ( find + filtering ), then we could perfectly move it outside of valstar
> ( ie, place the logs output on alamut in pgsql, easier to clean ( a sql
> query ), better security ( different server ), etc ).

After thinking more about this, I think I agree that it would be much
better to run it on alamut. Especially if using a SQL database for
packages status.

Maybe once BS is ready, we can work on updating tools to use a database,
and migrate the web interface on alamut at that time ?

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