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Re: [opensuse] SUSE repository
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 02:00:00 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701020153110.5678@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Monday 2007-01-01 at 14:37 -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> Each configured repository can individually be set to "Refresh" or not.
> Only when the repository's refresh is "on" does it retrieve the content
> information every time you launch the Software Management module.

Where is that explained? :-o

It sounds very interesting, but even firing the part of yast to change
repos is half an hour.

...

> Repositories that change infrequently are better left with their refresh
> off. If they happen to change at some point, you can refresh them
> manually in the Installation Source YaST module

Firing that module takes half an hour or more in my system (10.1).


> > Add to that the dodgy mirrors that come and go based on
> > the phases of the moon, and you soon learn to keep your
> > repo list to a minimum.
>
> It's true that if a given configured repository is under load too great
> for it to bear that launching Software Management can take a very long
> time to get to the point of interaction with that module, but I don't
> see a practical alternative, since the installer really needs to have
> up-to-date information on the state of the repository from which it is
> retrieving packages to install.

It could use an rsync method instead of full download of the metadata.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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