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Re: [opensuse-packaging] rpm-md metadata for online updates
  • From: Christoph Thiel <cthiel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 00:36:27 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0603070034520.29962@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Ruediger Oertel wrote:

> > > > #128607 -- it looks quite easy at the first glance, but turns out
> > > > to be a bit more tricky on our side ;)
> > >
> > > Care to elaborate on that?
> >
> > Rudi, I guess it's your turn ;)
>
> well, in short: it will take some hours of coding something similar to
> createrepo, but with a far more elaborate caching. createrepo is far too
> slow, roughly 6 minutes for the 10.0 update tree alone on a fast machine
> and still almost 3 minutes with checksum caching is far above anything
> usable.
>
> After all, if a new patch is added, this is just about adding a handfull
> of new rpms and that must never take that long. Some other things are
> pretty annoying with it, mainly not being able to exclude symlinks and
> probably more.
>
> I hope to get something done within one or two weeks.

+ this is something for SUSE <= 10.0 only, as 10.1 will feature some new
rpm-md-alike update trees ;)


Regards
Christoph

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