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allow different repo views depending on package management version

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Sometimes there are bugs in the software stack that cause unforeseen problems when e.g. the update repo grows bigger and bigger over time. In the worst case the software stack might not be able to install updates at all anymore.
We should have a defined way to avoid such situations.

My proposal would be to make zypp look for a differently named entry point to the repo first before falling back to repomod.xml. E.g. 'repomd-XX.xml' where XX is some internal revision counter. That way it would be possible to present only a minimal working repo to the unpatched software stack that allows it to install an update for itself.
By using an optional extra file incompatibilities with other software stacks are avoided ie other repo parsers would always use the full repo.

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